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Lexicographer's Dilemma

The Evolution of "proper" English, From Shakespeare to South Park
Lynch, Jack (Book - 2010 )
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What does proper English mean, and who gets to say what's right? Lynch has discovered every rule of English usage has a human history, and makes sense only in a historical context. They're more like rules of etiquette, made by fallible people and subject to change.
Authors: Lynch, Jack (John T.)
Statement of Responsibility: Jack Lynch
Title: Lexicographer's dilemma
the evolution of "proper" English, from Shakespeare to South Park
Publisher: New York : Walker & Company, 2010
Characteristics: viii, 326 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-313) and index
Contents: Vulgarities of speech: homo sapiens learns to speak
The age in which I live: John Dryden revises his works
Proper words in proper places: Jonathan Swift demands an academy
Enchaining syllables, lashing the wind: Samuel Johnson lays down the law
The art of using words properly: Joseph Priestley seeks genuine and established principles
The people in these states: Noah Webster Americanizes the language
Words, words, words: James Murray surveys anglicity
The taste and fancy of the speller: George Bernard Shaw rewrites the ABCs
Direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid: Henry Watson Fowler shows the way
Sabotage in Springfield: Philip Gove Stokes the flames
Expletive deleted: George Carlin vexes the censors
Grammar, and nonsense, and learning: we look to the future
Summary: What does proper English mean, and who gets to say what's right? Lynch has discovered every rule of English usage has a human history, and makes sense only in a historical context. They're more like rules of etiquette, made by fallible people and subject to change.
Subject Headings: English language Usage English language Style English language History English language Lexicography
Topical Term: English language
English language
English language
English language
ISBN: 9780802777690
0802777694
Branch Call Number: 423 L
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