`Review from previous edition Up-to-date, culturally sensitive, detailed and rigorous. Yet also, true to Emerson's philosophy, conveys some of the lustre, excitement and agony of the past.' Henry Hitchings, New Statesman
`a fascinating book' Michael Kerrigan, The Scotsman
About the Author
Dr Lynda Mugglestone is a University Lecturer in English and a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. She has published widely on language in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. recent work includes Lexicography and the OED. Pioneers in the Untrodden Forest
(Oxford University Press, 2002), 'Talking Proper'. The Rise of Accent as Social Symbol 2nd edn. (Oxford University Press, 2003), and Lost for Words. The Hidden History of the Oxford English Dictionary
(Yale University Press, 2004).