TITLE

Volapuk in Manhattan

AUTHOR(S)
Wagner, Geoffrey
PUB. DATE
April 1978
SOURCE
National Review;4/28/1978, Vol. 30 Issue 17, p529
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents instances that demonstrate the decline in the use of the English language in oral and written communication in the U.S. The lingua franca in Manhattan, N. Y. is contaminated with other languages such as Spanish. The University of California-Berkeley failed half of the college freshmen taking a composition test. Grammatical and spelling errors are prevalent in a high school graduate's essay and a janitor's note.
ACCESSION #
6047585

 

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