The Grammar of Empire in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

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Cambridge University Press, 19‏/10‏/2000 - 318 من الصفحات
This study explores the complex role of language as an instrument of empire in eighteenth-century British literature. Focusing on the relationship between England and one of its "Celtic colonies," Scotland, Janet Sorensen examines how the expansion of the British empire influenced the formation of a national standard English. The book demonstrates the ambivalence at the heart of British linguistic identity, moving from a close analysis of Scottish writers Alexander MacDonald, Adam Smith, Hugh Blair, and Tobias Smollett to a revised understanding of the language use of Samuel Johnson and Jane Austen.

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Scripting identity? English language and literacy instruction
28
Johnsons Dictionary imperial grammar and the customary
63
Tobias Smolletts
104
polite language and its originary
138
William Shaws Scots
172
Epilogue Jane Austens language and the strangeness at home
197
Notes
224
Bibliography
283
Index
302
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