Unlocking the English Language download epub
by Robert Burchfield
by Robert Burchfield (Author).
by Robert Burchfield (Author). He talks about what makes a word worthy of inclusion in the OED, about American vs. British English, and about various other dictionaries and guides to usage. Very specialized, but fun for word mavens.
Born in Whanganui, New Zealand, he studied at Wanganui Technical College and Victoria University in Wellington.
Though to extend the metaphor perhaps a bit too far, you might end up with a newfound appreciation for the lock. Burchfield was one of the 20th century’s most respected lexicographers.
He championed inclusivity when it came to taboo words and global varieties of English. The first four chapters are based on his T. S. Eliot Memorial Lectures, the next eight a variety of essays on grammar, vocabulary, and dictionary-making.
Originally published: Great Britain : Faber and Faber, 1989.
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Served in New Zealand Army, 1941-1946. Fellow Institute Linguists; member American Academy Arts and Sciences, English Association (president 1978-1979), Early English Text Society (honorary secretary 1955-1968, member council 1968-1980).
Publisher: Cambridge University Press. Online publication date: March 2008. The southern part of the old county of Pembrokeshire has been Anglicised since medieval times.