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Essays on language and usage,

Author: Leonard F Dean; Kenneth G Wilson
Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press, 1959.
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Dean, Leonard Fellows, 1909-
Essays on language and usage.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1959
(OCoLC)581527483
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard F Dean; Kenneth G Wilson
OCLC Number: 1021202
Description: 335 pages illustrations 21 cm
Contents: Dictionaries, words, and meanings. The development of the English dictionary / Harold Whitehall ; Preface to the Dictionary (1755) / Samuel Johnson ; Meanings and etymologies / Mitford M. Mathews ; Dictionaries contain surprises / Mitford M. Mathews ; Changing meanings and values of words / Stuart Robertson and Frederick G. Cassidy ; Euphemisms / H.L. Mencken ; The cliché expert testifies on the atom / Frank Sullivan ; Semantic rejuvenation / Margaret Schlauch --
The history of English. Family relationships among languages / Margaret Schlauch ; Changes in the English language / J.N. Hook and E.G. Mathews ; The language of the colonists / Albert H. Marckwardt ; What language matters to teach / Charles C. Fries ; The future of English / Albert H. Marckwardt --
The structure of English. Language / H.A. Gleason, Jr. ; The International Phonetic Alphabet / the editors of the G. & C. Merriam Co. ; Intonation / Paul Roberts ; Linguistics as an exact science / Benjamin Lee Whorf ; A classification of grammatical phenomena / Charles C. Fries ; Grammar in a new key / Dona Worrall Brown, Wallace C. Brown and Dudley Bailey ; Grammatical distribution / Dona Worrall Brown, Wallace C. Brown and Dudley Bailey ; The system of punctuation / Harold Whitehall ; Spelling / Otto Jespersen ; Our English spelling system / Robert A. Hall, Jr. ; Writing and speech / Harold Whitehall ; The sentence / Simeon Potter --
Usage. Historical backgrounds of English usage / Robert C. Pooley ; Analogy / Robert A. Hall, Jr. ; Usage levels and dialect distribution / Charles C. Fries ; Multiple negation / Allan F. Hubbell ; The higher learning / Thorstein Veblen ; Our national mania for correctness / Donald J. Lloyd ; How shall I word it? / Max Beerbohm ; Buck Fanshaw's funeral / Mark Twain ; Good and bad language / Stephen Leacock.
Responsibility: edited by Leonard F. Dean and Kenneth G. Wilson.

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