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Message 1: Eighteenth-Century English: Hickey
Date: 11-Aug-2010
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Subject: Eighteenth-Century English: Hickey
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Title: Eighteenth-Century English Subtitle: Ideology and Change Series Title: Studies in English Language Published: 2010 Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: Raymond Hickey Hardback: ISBN: 9780521887649 Pages: 448 Price: U.K. £ 60.00

The eighteenth century was a key period in the development of the Englishlanguage, in which the modern standard emerged and many dictionaries andgrammars first appeared. This book is divided into thematic sections whichdeal with issues central to English in the eighteenth century. Theseinclude linguistic ideology and the grammatical tradition, the contributionof women to the writing of grammars, the interactions of writers at thistime and how politeness was encoded in language, including that on aregional level. The contributions also discuss how language was seen anddiscussed in public and how grammarians, lexicographers, journalists,pamphleteers and publishers judged on-going change. The novel insightsoffered in this book extend our knowledge of the English language at theonset of the modern period.

- Presents contributions by leading scholars of English historical linguistics- Includes a comprehensive timeline of social and linguistic developments inthe eighteenth century- Provides a user-friendly guide to late modern English language studies


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 andmetaphorical levelling Terttu Nevalainen and Heli Tissari;9. Expressive speech acts and politeness in eighteenth-century English IrmaTaavitsainen and Andreas H. Jucker;10. Variation and change in eighteenth-century English Richard W. Bailey;11. Variation in sentential complements in eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuryEnglish: a processing-based explanation Teresa Fanego;12. Nationality and standardisation in eighteenth-century Scotland CharlesJones;13. English in eighteenth-century Ireland Raymond Hickey;14. Changes and continuities in dialect grammar Bernd Kortmann andSusanne Wagner;15. 'Be pleased to report expressly': the development of a public style inlatemodern English business and official correspondence Marina Dossena;16. Registering the language - dictionaries, diction and the art of elocutionLynda Mugglestone.


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

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Written In: English (eng )

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