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The Resource Samuel Johnson & the journey into words, Lynda Mugglestone

Samuel Johnson & the journey into words, Lynda Mugglestone

Label
Samuel Johnson & the journey into words
Title
Samuel Johnson & the journey into words
Statement of responsibility
Lynda Mugglestone
Title variation
Samuel Johnson and the journey into words
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Popular readings of Johnson as a dictionary-maker often see him as a writer who both laments and attempts to control the state of the language. Lynda Mugglestone looks at the range of Johnson's writings on, and the complexity of his thinking about, language and lexicography. She shows how these reveal him probing problems not just of meaning and use but what he considered the related issues of control, obedience, and justice, as well as the difficulties of power when exerted over the 'sea of words'. She examines his attitudes to language change, loan words, spelling, history, and authority, describing, too, the evolution of his ideas about the nature, purpose, and methods of lexicography, and shows how these reflect his own and others' thinking about politics, culture, and society. The book offers a careful reassessment of Johnson's prescriptive practice, examining in detail his commitment to evidence, and the uses to which this might be put."--Dust cover flap
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mugglestone, Lynda
Dewey number
828.6/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3534
LC item number
.M84 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Language and languages in literature
  • Lexicographers
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Language and languages in literature
  • Lexicographers
  • Style, Literary
  • Great Britain
  • Sprachgebrauch
  • Lexikographie
  • Lexicographers
Label
Samuel Johnson & the journey into words, Lynda Mugglestone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Journeys into words -- 2. Writing the Dictionary: departures and destinations -- 3.Èxcursions into books': documenting the new world of words -- 4. The ordered state: power, authority, and the written word -- 5. Meaning, governance, and the c̀olours of words' -- 6. Defending the citadel, patrolling the borders -- 7. History and the flux of time -- 8. The praise of perfection
Control code
907178186
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780199679904
Lccn
2014959895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907178186
Label
Samuel Johnson & the journey into words, Lynda Mugglestone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Journeys into words -- 2. Writing the Dictionary: departures and destinations -- 3.Èxcursions into books': documenting the new world of words -- 4. The ordered state: power, authority, and the written word -- 5. Meaning, governance, and the c̀olours of words' -- 6. Defending the citadel, patrolling the borders -- 7. History and the flux of time -- 8. The praise of perfection
Control code
907178186
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780199679904
Lccn
2014959895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907178186

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