Library Journal on YOU ARE WHAT YOU SPEAK

January 27, 2011

“In the parade of books offering guidance on writing, journalist Greene (international correspondent, the Economist) marches against the traffic. He tackles touchy questions, ultimately asking ‘Who has the most power to shape language, namely the linguist, politician, celebrity, teacher or parent?’ Drawing on his own training in politics, sociology, and nine languages, Greene presents abundant examples of ‘language police’ efforts, consistently demonstrating political and economic motivations. He packages all of this into eight chapters of accessible prose, complete with notes sections… VERDICT This is a detailed read, recommended for serious language students


January 25, 2011

There is now an author page for You Are What You Speak on : for those who want updates on news, events and reviews on the book that way, !