English Fiction and the Evolution of Language, 1850-1914

English Fiction and the Evolution of Language, 1850-1914

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Explores how Victorian fiction and science imagined the evolution of language, from primordial noise to modern English.Matthew Arnold, a#39;The Literary Influence of Academiesa#39; (1864), Essays in Criticism (London: Macmillan, 1865), pp. ... 51 Herbert, Culture and Anomie: Ethnographic Imagination in the Nineteenth 52 Century (University of Chicago Press, 1991), pp . ... John Hartley, 3rd edn (New York: Routledge, 2012). ... as a form of a#39; phonocentrisma#39;, which treated writing as a a#39;supplementa#39; to speech and ignored the equal slipperiness of meaning in oral communication; see Of Grammatology, trans.

Title:English Fiction and the Evolution of Language, 1850-1914
Author: Will Abberley
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2015-05-21

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