The Lexicographer’s Dilemma: The Evolution of ’Proper’ English, from Shakespeare to South Park

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Author: Jack Lynch
Publisher: Walker Books
Genre: Unknown
Pages: 336
Language: english
Year: 2009
ISBN 10: 0802717004
ISBN 13: 9780802717009
Series: Unknown
Edition: First Edition
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Synopsis

In its long history, the English language has had many lawmakers--those who have tried to regulate or otherwise organize the way we speak. The Lexicographer's Dilemma offers the first narrative history of these endeavors and shows clearly that what we...