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Paperback Samuel Johnson and the Journey Into Words Book

ISBN: 0198830688

ISBN13: 9780198830689

Samuel Johnson and the Journey Into Words

Popular readings of Johnson as a dictionary-maker often see him as a writer who both laments and attempts to control the state of the language. Lynda Mugglestone looks at the range of Johnson's writings on, and the complexity of his thinking about, language and lexicography. She shows how these reveal him probing problems not just of meaning and use but what he considered the related issues of control, obedience, and justice, as well as the difficulties...

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