Rules of Use: Language and Instruction in Early Modern England

Rules of Use: Language and Instruction in Early Modern England

by Julian Lamb

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ISBN-13: 9781474275460
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/25/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Julian Lamb is Assistant Professor of English Literary Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1. Towards a Grammar of Use
Pedagogy and Scepticism
The Augustinian Picture of Language
Context
Use, Usual, Useful

2. Using Perfection: Roger Ascham's Toxophilus and The Scholemaster
Taking Aim: Toxophilus
Ascham's Scepticism: The Scholemaster, Book 1
'The daily use of writing': The Scholemaster, Book 2
3. Decorous Abuse: George Puttenham's The Art of English Poesy
Decorum and the Critics
The Art of Ambiguity
Usual Speech: The Eye and the Ear
Solace

4. Usual Spelling: Richard Mulcaster's The First Part of the Elementarie
Jonathan Goldberg's Reading of Mulcaster's Elementarie
Grounds
Sound
Training
Sound, Reason, Custom
Rules and Use

5. Arts of Use: Early English Dictionaries, 1604-1658
Context
Johnson's Dictionary: Aspiration and Resignation
'Hard usuall English wordes'
An Unused Siding

Bibliography

Index

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