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Lowth in the OED

One of the ways I adopted in my Introduction to Late Modern English (Edinburgh University Press, 2009) to see to what extent people had left their mark on English vocabulary was by looking for their first usages in the OED. The … Continue reading

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Just out: another paper on Lowth

Yesterday, Robin Straaijer tweeted: It’s taken a while, but it’s finally been published in #LanguageAndHistory http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17597536.2016.1176293 … #sluitsteen. I In the article, he discusses “possible sources for Priestley’s norm of correctness in his grammar book, The Rudiments of English Grammar, from a socio-historical … Continue reading

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A new letter by Lowth

A new letter by Robert Lowth has come to light: It is advertised on the website Modern First Editions (from which I took this image). This is very interesting news, but I have a lot of questions: the information on … Continue reading

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