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Title: Eighteenth-Century English
Subtitle: Ideology and Change
Edited By: Raymond Hickey
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/history-english-language/eighteenth-century-english-ideology-and-change?format=PB
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Editor's Note: This is a new paperback edition of a previously announced book.

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.

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.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781107686090
Prices: U.S. $ 39.99
U.K. £ 25.99