Amglish, in Like, Ten Easy Lessons by Arthur E. Rowse
A Celebration of the New World Lingo

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One of the world's leading linguists recently wrote: "We may be seeing the birth of a new language as yet without a name." He was referencing the new informal mixture of English and other languages being freely formed around the world, with little effort to conform to prescribed rules of grammar, syntax, or spelling.

Amglish in, Like, Ten Easy Lessons: A Celebration of the New World Lingo, by Arthur Rowse with illustrations by John Doherty, offers both a name for this new language and an enjoyable guide on how one can learn to use the language through ten easy "lessons." The authors describe how Amglish, or American English influenced by online grammar and syntax, has begun to dominate our global language.

Featuring an ironic manual on how to use this developing language, Amglish is a light and highly entertaining addition to the recent literature on grammar and punctuation. Illustrated with original drawings throughout, the book shows readers how to improve their Amglish and have fun doing so.

About Arthur E. Rowse

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Arthur E. Rowse is a retired journalist, formerly with The Washington Post, USNews, and other papers. He is the author, most recently, of Drive-By Journalism: The Assault on Your Need to Know. The National Press Club runs an annual award program in his name for excellence in criticism of the news media. He has been an award-winning free-lance writer since retirement and has spent five years researching language. John Doherty is a professional caricaturist living in the Boston area. He has drawn senators and other public figures over his thirty-year career, and his work can be found in print and in advertisements.
Published October 16, 2011 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 236 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Drawing from numerous sources, Rowse challenges critics who cling to traditional ways of teaching, writing, and speaking English, especially given the influence of "texting" language, Internet vernacular, and the aggressive global reach of the language itself. The rules of formal grammar have go...

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He does not dwell on where or how today’s students learn the standards of acceptable professional language.Sue Sommer’s recently published Bugaboo Review—(a manual of correct English usage for high school students), will reassure the reader that English teachers continue to maintain high standard...

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