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The Language of Leaving

Howard Jacobson sets out to take back sovereignty... over words.

"Of late, words have foregone their meaning or been given meanings they never had", writes Howard Jacobson.

Starting with "betrayal" and ending with "the will of the people", Howard sets out to take back sovereignty....over words.

"I can't complain", he admits, "of some parties to our great national debate being Little Englanders if I'm a little Languager.....but if each party to a discussion doesn't know what the other is talking about, we might as well not have language at all".

Producer: Adele Armstrong

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