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Author Battistella, Edwin L.

Title Do you make these mistakes in English? : the story of Sherwin Cody's famous language school / Edwin L. Battistella
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 214 pages) : illustrations
Summary Linguist Edwin Battistella tells the story of Sherwin Cody and his famous English course, situating both the man and the course in early-20th century cultural history. The author shows how Cody became a grammatical entrepreneur and mass-marketer whose ads asked 'Is Good English Worth 25 Cents to You?'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Cody, Sherwin, 1868-1959.
English teachers -- United States -- Biography.
Businesspeople -- United States -- Biography.
Language and culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Correspondence schools and courses -- History -- 20th century.
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199867356 ebook
0199867356 ebook