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The lexicographer's dilemma : the evolution of "proper" English, from Shakespeare to South Park, Jack Lynch

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The lexicographer's dilemma : the evolution of "proper" English, from Shakespeare to South Park
Title
The lexicographer's dilemma
Title remainder
the evolution of "proper" English, from Shakespeare to South Park
Statement of responsibility
Jack Lynch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lynch, Jack
Dewey number
423/.028
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1611
LC item number
.L96 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Label
The lexicographer's dilemma : the evolution of "proper" English, from Shakespeare to South Park, Jack Lynch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn317928887
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
viii, 326 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780802717009
Lccn
2009019195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The lexicographer's dilemma : the evolution of "proper" English, from Shakespeare to South Park, Jack Lynch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn317928887
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
viii, 326 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780802717009
Lccn
2009019195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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