Selected Writings of Otto Jespersen (Routledge Revivals)

By Otto Jespersen

© 2012 – Routledge

800 pages

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About the Book

This volume, first published in 1960 to commemorate the one hundredth birthday of Jespersen, collects together as many of his writings as possible in order to allow students of the English language, or indeed of language in general, to read those shorter papers which have hitherto escaped their notice. The layout of the book largely follows the nature of the subjects dealt with: English grammar, phonetics, history of English, language teaching, language in general, international language and miscellaneous papers.

Table of Contents

1. Negation in English and Other Languages (1917) 2. Chapters on English (1918) 3. Adversative Conjunctions (1933) 4. The Role of the Verb (1911) 5. The History of a Suffix (1939) 6. A Supposed Feminine Ending (1953) 7. Efficiency in Linguistic Change (1949) 8. For + Subject + Infinitive (1910) 9. A Few Back-Formations (1955) 10. Punning or Allusive Phrases in English (1900) 11. The System of Grammar (1933) 12. The Teaching of Grammar (1924) 13. What is the use of Phonetics? (1910) 14. Symbolic Value of the Vowel I (1933) 15. Voiced and Voiceless Fricatives in English (1933) 16. Monosyllabism in English (1933) 17. The Nasal in Nightingale, etc (1902) 18. Notes of Metre (1933) 19. A Marginal Note on Shakespeare’s Language (1933) 20. The History of English in Relation to other Subjects (1908) 21. The Classification of Languages (1920) 22. Nature and Art in Language (1933) 23. Introduction, An International Language (1928) 24. History of Our Language (1921) 25. Artificial Languages After the World-War (1921) 26. Preface, Novial Lexike (1930) 27. Interlinguistics (1931) 28. Introduction, the Universal Adoption of Roman Characters (1934) 29. Speech in Honour of Vilhelm Thomsen (1922) 30. Vilhelm Thomsen’s Interpretation of the Orkhon Inscriptions (1894) 31. Karl Verner 32. Presidential Address 33. Farewell Lecture at the University (1933) 34. Congratulatory Message (1933)

Subject Categories

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