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  • Talking Properby Lynda Mugglestone

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 44.99

    Talking Proper is a history of the rise and fall of the English accent as a badge of cultural, social, and class identity. Lynda Mugglestone traces the origins of the phenomenon in late eighteenth-century London, follows its history through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and charts its downfall during the era of New Labour. This is a witty,... more...

  • The Oxford History of Englishby Lynda Mugglestone

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 20.99

    The Oxford History of English traces the language from its obscure Indo-European roots to its twenty-first century position as the world's first language. It describes the history of English within the British Isles, its changing roles in different places, and its rise to global pre-eminence. Fifteen experts describe the history of English within... more...

  • Dictionaries: A Very Short Introductionby Lynda Mugglestone

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Do, or should, dictionaries control language? How do they treat language change, both now and in the past? Which words do dictionaries leave out - and on what grounds? Dictionaries are far more than works which list the words and meanings of a language. In this Very Short Introduction Lynda Mugglestone shows that all dictionaries are partial and all... more...

  • The Oxford History of Englishby Lynda Mugglestone

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 20.99

    Lynda Mugglestone's hugely popular The Oxford History of English is now updated and entirely reset in a new edition featuring David Crystal's new take on the future of English in the wider world. In accounts made vivid with examples from a vast range of documentary evidence that includes letters, diaries, and private records, fifteen scholars... more...

  • Felix Holtby George Eliot; Lynda Mugglestone

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    When the young nobleman Harold Transome returns to England from the colonies with a self-made fortune, he scandalizes the town of Treby Magna with his decision to stand for Parliament as a Radical. But after the idealistic Felix Holt also returns to the town, the difference between Harold's opportunistic values and Holt's profound beliefs becomes apparent.... more...

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