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Attitudes toward English usage : the history of a war of words / Edward Finegan.


New York : Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1980.
ISBN 9780807725818, 0807725811

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Subjects Amerikanisches Englisch.
Anglais (Langue) -- EĢtats-Unis.
Anglais (Langue) -- Usage.
Englisch.
English language -- Grammar, Historical.
English language -- United States -- Grammar, Historical.
English language -- United States -- Usage.
English language -- Usage.
Geschichte.
Lexicographie -- Histoire.
Lexicography -- History.
Lexicography.
Linguistics -- History.
Linguistics.
Linguistique -- Histoire.
Stilistik.
United States.
Description xi, 196 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date 1980.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-190) and index.
Contents Introduction : popular and scholarly views of "good English" -- Early British views : from Dean Swift and Dr. Johnson to a famous chemist -- Early American grammarians : Webster and his rivals and successors -- Pioneer linguists and amateur philologians : 1786-1875 -- Scholarly views and systematic surveys of usage in America : 1875-1952 -- Science, nonsense, and Webster's Third : the storm breaks -- Different dictionaries, different linguists : a rival lexicon and a new linguistics -- The empirical study of attitudes toward language and correctness -- Epilogue : whose is the right to say what's right?
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5887926
(OCoLC)ocm05887926
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Finegan, Edward, 1940-
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