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

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
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The lexicographer's dilemma
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the evolution of "proper" English, from Shakespeare to South Park
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Jack Lynch
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eng
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DLC
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  • illustrations
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index present
LC call number
PE1611
LC item number
.L96 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
The lexicographer's dilemma : the evolution of "proper" English, from Shakespeare to South Park, Jack Lynch
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Includes bibliographical references 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
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22 cm.
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Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 326 p., [16] p. of plates
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9780802717009
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2009019195
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(OCoLC)317928887

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