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DEATH SENTENCE: THE DECAY OF PUBLIC LANGUAGE
Watson, Don
Knopf
ISBN 10: 1740512065
ISBN 13: 9781740512060

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Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language
Watson, Don      
ISBN: 1740512065
Alfred A. Knopf 2003  2003    8vo hardcover 198pp index, b/w illus. very good+ / very good+ d/w. A delightful critique of the abuse of our language by our key representatives. The author was a one-time speech writer for Paul Keating. 
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Book Number: 47376
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Death Sentence : The Decay of Public Language
Watson, Don,      
ISBN: 1740512065
Knopf, Sydney, 2003.   Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. . Size: 8"-9" Tall. Spine Sunned. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Language & Linguistics. ISBN: 1740512065. ISBN/EAN: 9781740512060. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 41132. Very Good
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Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language
Watson, Don, Petty.     
ISBN: 1740512065
Knopf, Sydney, 2003. First Edition  Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Petty. First Edition. VI, 202 pages, last 4 pages blank (intentionally) introduction by author, acknowledgements, bibliography. Pink coloured endpapers with Petty's iconic illustrations. Black coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. " " Illustrated dustwrapper, with pink, white and black titles to the front panel and black and white titles to the backstrip. The book is free of annotation." "In this book, part diatribe, part cool reflection on the state of Australia's public language, the author takes a blowtorch to the words -- and their users -- who kill joy, imagination and clarity. I personally find it ironic that a one-time political speechwriter now complains about the de-meanification (a nice word which I think I just made up) of the English-language. the book and dustjacket are in very good condition, there being no damage to describe ( slight crease to the top left of the front panel of the wrapper ). Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Petty. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Language ; Australia; ISBN: 1740512065. ISBN/EAN: 9781740512060. Inventory No: 0278286. Very Good Condition
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Book Number: 0278286
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Death Sentence: The Decay Of Public Language
Watson Don      
ISBN: 9781740512060
Knopf/Random House Milsons Point 2003 First Edition  Hard Cover 198 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout.   Very Good/Very Good
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Book Number: 160040
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Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language
Watson, Don,      
ISBN: 9781740512060
Knopf, Sydney, 2003. First Edition  Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Fifth impression or later. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 198 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is not price clipped and in excellent condition. Edges browned slightly. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . Almost sixty years ago, George Orwell described the decay of language and why this threatened democratic society. But compared to what we now endure, the public language of Orwell's day brimmed with life and truth. Today's corporations, government departments, news media, and, perhaps most dangerously, politicians - speak to each other and to us in cliched, impenetrable, lifeless sludge. Don Watson can bear it no longer. In Death Sentence, part diatribe, part cool reflection on the state of Australia's public language, he takes a blowtorch to the words - and their users - who kill joy, imagination and clarity. Scathing, funny and brilliant, Death Sentence is a small book of profound weight - and timeliness. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language & Linguistics; Australia; ISBN: 1740512065. ISBN/EAN: 9781740512060. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5782. Very Good Condition
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