Mankind, Nation and Individual

By Otto Jespersen

© 2006 – Routledge

-10 pages

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Paperback: 9780415864619
pub: 2013-07-09
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About the Book

This book was first published in 1947.

Table of Contents

1. Speech and Language

2. Influence of the individual

3. Dialect and common language

4. Dialect and common language (concluded)

5. Standards of correctness

6. Correct and good language

7. The stratification of language

8. Slang

9. Mysticism of Language

10. Other eccentricities of language

11. Conclusion: universal human elements

About the Series

Otto Jespersen

Collected English Writings
Otto Jespersen is one of the foremost philologists of recent times. A genius phoneticist and a revolutionary force in the teaching of languages, Jespersen's contribution to the understanding of language cannot be overrated. This set offers an unprecedented opportunity to own all of his most influential works written in English in one superb collection. It includes his much referenced 'Modern English Grammar', 'The Philosophy of Grammar', 'How to Teach a Foreign Language', as well as a tome documenting his own constructed language 'Novial Lexike.'

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General