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Eighteenth-Century English
Ideology and Change

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Part of Studies in English Language

Raymond Hickey, Joan Beal, Carol Percy, Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Karlijn Navest, Susan Fitzmaurice, Terttu Nevalainen, Heli Tissari, Irma Taavitsainen, Andreas H. Jucker, Richard W. Bailey, Teresa Fanego, Charles Jones, Bernd Kortmann, Susanne Wagner, Marina Dossena, Lynda Mugglestone
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  • Date Published: August 2010
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521887649

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  • The eighteenth century was a key period in the development of the English language, in which the modern standard emerged and many dictionaries and grammars first appeared. This book is divided into thematic sections which deal with issues central to English in the eighteenth century. These include linguistic ideology and the grammatical tradition, the contribution of women to the writing of grammars, the interactions of writers at this time and how politeness was encoded in language, including that on a regional level. The contributions also discuss how language was seen and discussed in public and how grammarians, lexicographers, journalists, pamphleteers and publishers judged on-going change. The novel insights offered in this book extend our knowledge of the English language at the onset of the modern period.

    • Presents contributions by leading scholars of English historical linguistics
    • Includes a comprehensive timeline of social and linguistic developments in the eighteenth century
    • Provides a user-friendly guide to late modern English language studies
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    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521887649
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - no date available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Attitudes and concerns in eighteenth-century English Raymond Hickey
    2. Prescriptivism and the suppression of variation Joan Beal
    3. Women's grammars Carol Percy
    4. Eighteenth-century women and their norms of correctness Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
    5. Lowth as an icon of prescriptivism Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
    6. Queeney Thrale and the teaching of English grammar Karlijn Navest
    7. Coalitions, networks, and discourse communities in Augustan England: The Spectator and the early eighteenth-century essay Susan Fitzmaurice
    8. Contextualizing eighteenth-century politeness: social distinction and metaphorical levelling Terttu Nevalainen and Heli Tissari
    9. Expressive speech acts and politeness in eighteenth-century English Irma Taavitsainen and Andreas H. Jucker
    10. Variation and change in eighteenth-century English Richard W. Bailey
    11. Variation in sentential complements in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century English: a processing-based explanation Teresa Fanego
    12. Nationality and standardisation in eighteenth-century Scotland Charles Jones
    13. English in eighteenth-century Ireland Raymond Hickey
    14. Changes and continuities in dialect grammar Bernd Kortmann and Susanne Wagner
    15. 'Be pleased to report expressly': the development of a public style in late modern English business and official correspondence Marina Dossena
    16. Registering the language - dictionaries, diction and the art of elocution Lynda Mugglestone.

  • Editor

    Raymond Hickey, Universität Duisburg–Essen
    Raymond Hickey is Professor of Linguistics in the English Department at Essen University, Germany. His recent publications include Legacies of Colonial English: Studies of Transported Dialects (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and Irish English: History and Present-Day Forms (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

    Contributors

    Raymond Hickey, Joan Beal, Carol Percy, Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Karlijn Navest, Susan Fitzmaurice, Terttu Nevalainen, Heli Tissari, Irma Taavitsainen, Andreas H. Jucker, Richard W. Bailey, Teresa Fanego, Charles Jones, Bernd Kortmann, Susanne Wagner, Marina Dossena, Lynda Mugglestone

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