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Mugglestone, Lynda

Overview
Works: 17 works in 198 publications in 2 languages and 6,456 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed
Classifications: PR4660, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Lynda Mugglestone
The Oxford history of English by Lynda Mugglestone( )

54 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Volume digs into the details of the history of the English language. The book goes on to look at the early modern period with corpus studies of Tudor usage and analyses language and language attitudes in the Renaissance
Talking proper : the rise of accent as social symbol by Lynda Mugglestone( Book )

59 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pronunciation in Britain acts as an image of identity laden with social and cultural sensitivities. In 'Talking Proper' Lynda Mugglestone studies the shifts in attitudes to language (and in language itself) which, in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, came to influence the rise of many still current shibboleths of English speech, whether in terms of the 'dropped h' or the stated improprieties of the 'vulgar' as against the 'educated' speaker. Showing how changing notions of acceptability were widely reflected in contemporary works of literature as well as those on language, the author examines the role which accent came to play in popular stereotypes of speaker as well as speech; the 'Cockney', the 'parvenu', the 'educated' or the 'lower class', the 'lady' and the 'gentleman' all make their appearance in the language attributes of the day, their social resonances regularly deployed in prescriptive attempts to standardize the spoken language. The resulting notions about talking proper were firmly embedded in common nineteenth-century assumptions about gender, status, and education, laying the foundations for the Received Pronunciation of today and its distinctive socio-symbolic values
Lost for words : the hidden history of the Oxford English dictionary by Lynda Mugglestone( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lost For Words uncovers the enthralling process by which the great dictionary came into being, tracing - through letters and archives - the personal battles involved in charting a constantly changing language. Seeking to determine correct usage, the lexicographers reveal themselves vulnerable to the prejudices of their own linguistic preferences and to the influence of contemporary social history."--Jacket
Samuel Johnson : the arc of the pendulum( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Samuel Johnson: The Arc of the Pendulum offers unique insight into the works of Samuel Johnson by re-considering William Hazlitt's oft-cited comparison between Johnson's prose and a pendulum. In 1819, William Hazlitt condemned Samuel Johnson's prose style as 'a species of rhyming' in which 'the close of the period follows as mechanically as the oscillation of a pendulum, the sense is balanced with the sound'. Predictable, formulaic, and unresponsive, Hazlitt's Johnson was 'incapable of latitude and compromise, a mere automaton who rebounded from one position to its opposite extreme'. This collection of essays focuses on Johnson's works, rather than perceptions of his personality, and argues that Johnson's perceived erratic opinions reflect an understanding of the complexity, instability, and contradictions of the world in which he lived. The volume challenges Hazlitt's influential reading of the Johnsonian pendulum, focusing on the uses and enjoyments of inconsistency, and the varieties of instability, irresolution, and active change which are revealed by and within Johnson. Chapters from a strong team of contributors present new perspectives on Johnson's work, life, and reception. The chapters address questions of style, authority, language, lexicography, and biography across a range of Johnson's writings from the early poetry to the late prose. Johnson emerges from these chapters not as a writer trapped within a set of oppositions, but as one who engages imaginatively and vigorously with flux, dynamism, and inconclusiveness. From the late eighteenth century onwards, to be 'Johnsonian' has typically been made synonymous with firm resolution and trenchant opinion, with polysyllabic excess and a style removed from the exigencies and accidents of ordinary existence. And yet, as this volume suggests, Johnson's life and writings embody the critical and creative play of ideas, a form of interaction with the world which is shaped by instability, contradiction, and combat."--Publisher's website
Lexicography and the OED : pioneers in the untrodden forest by Lynda Mugglestone( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history sets out to explore the pioneering endeavours in both lexicography and lexicology which led to the making of the first English dictionary published by Oxford
Felix Holt, the radical by George Eliot( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Forthright, brusque and driven by a firm desire to educate the working-class, Felix is at first viewed with suspicion by many, including the elegant but vain Esther Lyon, the daughter of the local clergyman. As she discovers, however, his blunt words conceal both passion and deep integrity. Soon the romantic and over-refined Esther finds herself overwhelmed by a heart-wrenching decision: whether to choose the wealthy Transome as a husband, or the impoverished but honest Felix Holt
Dictionaries : a very short introduction by Lynda Mugglestone( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, Lynda Mugglestone shows that there is much more to a dictionary than just lists of words and meanings. Exploring common beliefs about dictionaries, providing glimpses of dictionary makers at work, and confronting the problems of how a word is defined, this Very Short Introduction shows how dictionaries are made and how they reflect the society and culture in which they were written. --Book Jacket
Samuel Johnson & the journey into words by Lynda Mugglestone( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular readings of Johnson as a dictionary-maker often depict him as a writer who both laments - and attempts to control - the state of the language. This book looks at the range of Johnson's writings on, and the complexity of his thinking about, language and lexicography, not least with reference to the difficulties of power when exerted over the 'sea of words'. Paying close attention to Johnson's attitudes to language change, loanwords, usage, spelling, history, and authority, this volume engages with the evolution of his ideas about the nature, purpose, and methods of lexicography
Felix Holt: The Radical: Edited by Lynda Mugglestone (Penguin Classics) by George Eliot( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionaries by Lynda Mugglestone( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 are selective. They are human products, reflecting the dominant social and cultural assumptions of the time in which they were written. Dictionaries exist then not only as works which seek to document language, but also as cultural documents that ar
Penguin Classics Introduction to Felix Holt by George Eliot by Lynda Mugglestone( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penguin Classics Introduction to Felix Holt by George Eliot (Penguin Classics) by Lynda Mugglestone( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Talking proper' : the rise and fall of the English accent as a social symbol by Lynda Mugglestone( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Talking proper the rise of accent as social symbol( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¿7FTalking proper" : the rise of accent as social symbol by Lynda Mugglestone( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ladylike accents and the feminine proprieties of speech by Lynda Mugglestone( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dictionary : a very short introduction by Lynda Mugglestone( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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