The Lexicographer's Dilemma

The Lexicographer's Dilemma

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In its long history, the English language has had many lawmakers--those who have tried to regulate or otherwise organize the way we speak. Proper Words in Proper Places offers the first narrative history of these endeavors and shows clearly that what we now regard as the only "correct" way to speak emerged out of specific historical and social conditions over the course of centuries. As historian Jack Lynch has discovered, every rule has a human history and the characters… (more)

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Publisher: Gale (November 03, 2009)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 336 pages

File size: 3.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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