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RRF Newsletter 53 back to contents
Snippet from The Sunday Times, 24 October 2004

According to an article by John Humphrys, the well-known broadcaster, ĎA survey of university vice-chancellors last summer revealed that 48% had had to introduce special lessons in literacy and numeracy for first-year students. Many people might think that this problem should be addressed in secondary schools, but it really goes right back to primary-school level. A new book by John Humphrys, Lost for Words: the Mangling and Manipulation of the English Language, has just been published by Hodder and Stoughton .

 

 

 

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