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ERIC Number: ED113748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 181
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The Linguist and the English Language.
Quirk, Randolph
This collection of essays focuses on linguistic investigations of English, both spoken and written. The 12 chapters deal with Charles Dickens' linguistic criticism; eighteenth century prescriptivism; the relevance of language study to the study of Shakespeare; obstacles to the study of Old and Middle English; the contributions of R. G. Latham to the study of the English language; G. W. Dasent, W. Morris, and aspects of translation; the linguistic study of place names; the linguistic study of people's names; the nature and function of words; lexicology and "Webster's Third New International Dictionary"; the influence of the dictionary on language and differences between the English spoken in England and America; and a brief investigation into people's knowledge of their own language. (TS)
St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, New York 10010 ($14.95 cloth)
Publication Type: Books
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