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Author: W F Bolton; David Crystal
Publisher: Cambridge [England] At the University Press, 1966-1969.
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Bolton, W.F. (Whitney French), 1930-
English language.
Cambridge [Eng.] At the University Press, 1966-1969
(OCoLC)755287980
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W F Bolton; David Crystal
OCLC Number: 8978843
Notes: Vol. 2: The English language: essays by linguists and men of letters, 1858-1964; selected and edited by W.F. Bolton and D. Crystal.
Description: 2 volumes
Contents: v. 1: --
Prologue to Eneydos / William Caxton --
'That the English tung hath matter' / Richard Mulcaster --
'Of the languages spoken in this iland' / William Harrison --
'The Languages' / William Camden --
Excerpt from Timber: or, Discoveries / Ben Jonson --
'Of Speech' / Thomas Hobbes --
'Defence of Epilogue' / John Dryden --
'Of Languages, and Particularly of the Saxon Tongue' / Sir Thomas Browne --
'Of Words or Language in general' and 'Of the Signification of Words' / John Locke --
'Of Academics' / Daniel Defoe --
Spectator 135 / Joseph Addison --
'A Proposal for Correcting, Improving and Ascertaining the English Tongue' / Jonathan Swift --
Letter to The World / Lord Chesterfield --
Preface to A Dictionary of the English Language / Samuel Johnson --
'An Essay on ... spelling' / Noah Webster --
'On Modern Innovations in the English Language and in Printing' / Benjamin Franklin --
'Syntax, as Relating to Nouns' / William Cobbett --
'English Grammar' / William Hazlitt --
'Language' / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
'The English Language' / Thomas de Quincey. v. 2: --
Saxon-English / Charles Dickens --
Words, Logic, and Grammar / Henry Sweet --
English Rational and Irrational / Fitzedward Hall --
Slang in America / Walk Witman --
General Explanations / J.A.H. Murray --
A Plea for Speech Nationalisation / George Bernard Shaw --
The Society's Work / Robert Bridges --
Broadcast in English / A. Lloyd James --
Needed Words / Logan Pearsall Smith --
Language / Edward Sapir --
The Structures of Learned Words / Leonard Bloomfield --
The Value of Place-Name Study / Eilert Ekwall --
The Interinanimation of Words / I.A. Richards --
Slang / Eric Partridge --
The Social Significance of Differences in Language Practice and the Obligation of the Schools / C.C. Fries --
Politics and the English Language / George Orwell --
English Verb Inflection / Bernard Bloch --
English or American? / H.L. Mencken --
A Multiply Ambiguous Adjectival Construction in English / R.B. Lees --
Introduction / H. Kurath and R.I. McDavid --
The Lexicographer's Uneasy Chair / James Sledd --
Words / Anthony Burgess.
Responsibility: selected and edited by W.F. Bolton.

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