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This volume collects the most important statements on the English language by Samuel Johnson, one of its greatest expositors and speakers. The book includes scholarly, fully annotated editions of Johnsons main writings on the history, structure, and cultural importance of the English language as well as his reflections on lexicography. These texts represent Johnsons thinking as he undertook and completed the major work of his life, the colossal Dictionary of the English Language.

The editors set Johnsons writings on the English language in historical context and provide the fullest possible account of their composition. Among the works presented in the volume are Johnsons Plan of a Dictionary of the English Language and the Preface to the Dictionary, both of which are counted among his finest works of prose.

About the Author

Gwin J. Kolb is Chester D. Tripp Professor Emeritus in Humanities, University of Chicago. Robert DeMaria, Jr., is Henry Noble MacCracken Professor of English at Vassar College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300106725
Editor:
Kolb, Gwin; DeMaria, Robert
Editor:
DeMaria, Robert, Jr.
Editor:
DeMaria, Robert
Editor:
Kolb, Gwin J.; DeMaria, Robert
Editor:
Kolb, Gwin J.
Editor:
DeMaria, Robert, Jr.
Editor:
Kolb, Gwin
Author:
DeMaria, Robert
Author:
Kolb, Gwin J.
Author:
Johnson, Samuel
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Bibliographies & Indexes
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Lexicology
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Subject:
Reference-Bibliography and Library Science
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson
Series Volume:
18
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.9 lb

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