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Book The lexicographer's dilemma : the evolution of "proper" English, from Shakespeare to South Park Jack Lynch.

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Book's title: The lexicographer's dilemma : the evolution of "proper" English, from Shakespeare to South Park Jack Lynch.
Library of Congress Control Number: 2009019195
International Standard Book Number (ISBN):9780802717009
International Standard Book Number (ISBN):0802717004
System Control Number:ocn317928887
Cataloging Source:DLC, DLC BTCTA C#P
Library of Congress Call Number:PE1611 .L96 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification Number:423/.028 22
Personal Name:Lynch, Jack (John T.)
Edition Statement:1st U.S. ed.
Publication, Distribution, etc.:New York . Walker & Co., (c)2009.
Physical Description:viii, 326 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ;, 22 cm.
Bibliography, etc. Note:Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-313) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:Vulgarities of speech: homo sapiens learns to speak
The age in which I live: John Dryden revises his works
Proper words in proper places: Jonathan Swift demands an academy
Enchaining syllables, lashing the wind: Samuel Johnson lays down the law
The art of using words properly: Joseph Priestley seeks genuine and established principles
The people in these states: Noah Webster Americanizes the language
Words, words, words: James Murray surveys anglicity
The taste and fancy of the speller: George Bernard Shaw rewrites the ABCs
Direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid: Henry Watson Fowler shows the way
Sabotage in Springfield: Philip Gove stokes the flames
Expletive deleted: George Carlin vexes the censors
Grammar, and nonsense, and learning: we look to the future.
Rubrics: English language
Lexicography
History
Style
Usage

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