Dennis Kennedy

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Dennis Campbell Kennedy is a writer on Irish and European affairs. Currently based in Belfast,  he has worked 
as a journalist in both parts of Ireland, and in the United States and Africa. From 1985-1991, he was Head of the 
European Commission Office in Northern Ireland, and later  lecturer in European Studies in Queen's University 
Belfast.
Born in Lisburn, Co.Antrim, he was educated at Wallace High School Lisburn, Queen's University, Belfast, and 
Trinity College Dublin. He graduated in Modern History from Queen's in 1958, and received a PhD from Dublin 
University (Trinity College) in 1985. Read more...

Out of Print

Out of Print and Ambushed by Adverbs Dennis Kennedy

Paper read to the Belfast Literary Society, November 3rd, 2014


Why do we speak and write increasingly sloppy, inelegant, cliché-ridden, ungrammatical English? Is it because so much communication is now by spoken, or texted or broadcast word, rather than the printed or written version? Does it matter?