Dictionaries and the Authoritarian Tradition: A Study in English Usage
Wells, Ronald A.

Wells, Ronald A. Dictionaries and the Authoritarian Tradition: A Study in English Usage and Lexicography. The Hague: Mouton 1973. 130p, no ills. Good sturdy paperbound (covers rubbed, lightly chipped). (Janua Linguarum, Series Practica, 196) ** "The first detailed historical analysis" of the relationship between dictionary-making and authoritarian attitudes toward language, from the 16th century on. With some focus on Samuel Johnson, Jonathan Swift, and Noah Webster. (Reprinted at $133.00) Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate. (Item ID: 1005931)

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