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The The English Language : Volume 2, Essays by Linguists and Men of Letters, 1858-1964: The English Language: Volume 2, Essays by Linguists and Men of Letters, 1858-1964 v. 2 - W.F. Bolton

The The English Language

Volume 2, Essays by Linguists and Men of Letters, 1858-1964: The English Language: Volume 2, Essays by Linguists and Men of Letters, 1858-1964 v. 2

By: David Crystal, W.F. Bolton (Editor)

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Published: 1st August 1969
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A collection of statements by literary men and others about the nature and use of the language, its resources, potentialities and development. Volume I covered the period 1490 1839. Volume II starts in 1858 and runs to the 1960s and therefore records the rise first of philology, then of modern linguistic study. Accordingly this volume contains a number of excerpts from the writings of great European and American language-scholars (Sweet, Sapir and Bloomfield among others) as well as by important writers. The volume provides a readable and often entertaining introduction to thought about English, and language generally, during the period and also illustrates the overall development of attitudes. The editors provide an introduction and study questions for those readers who use the book for formal class-study. Distinctive features of the original writings are preserved as examples of variety of style, spelling, punctuation and general presentation. Footnotes explain difficulties."

Acknowledgements
Introduction
'Saxon-English' from Household Words
'Words, Logic and Grammar', from Transactions of the Philological Society
'English Rational and Irrational', from The Nineteenth Century
'Slang in America' from The North American Review
'General Explanations', from the Introduction to A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles
'A Plea for Speech Nationalisation', letter to The Morning Leader
'The Society's Work', Society for Pure English, Tract XXI
'Broadcast English', BBC Pamphlet
'Needed Words', Society for Pure English, Tract XXXI
'Language', from Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
'The Structure of Learned Words', from A Commemorative Volume
'The Value of Place-Name Study', from the Introduction to The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names
'The Interinanimation of Words', from The Philosophy of Rhetoric
'Slang', Society for Pure English, Tract LV
'The Social Significance of Differences in Language Practice and the Obligation of the Schools', from American English Grammar
'Politics and the English Language', from Horizon
'English Verb Inflection', from Language
'English or American?' from The American Language
'A Multiply Ambiguous Adjectival Construction in English', from Language
'Introduction', from The Pronunciation of English in the United States
'The Lexicographer's Uneasy Chair', from College English
'Words' from Language Made Plain
Study Questions
Select Index of Literary and Linguistic Topics
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521095457
ISBN-10: 052109545X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 1st August 1969
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 1.9  x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.43