Professor Lynda Mugglestone: List of publications

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'Speaking Selves': Johnson, Boswell, and the Problem of Spoken English

‘Next to godliness?’ exploring cleanliness in peace and war

The Values of Annotation: Reading Johnson Reading Shakespeare

The Last Word on Lexicography ?

Standardising English

Jürg R. Schwyter: Dictating to the Mob [Review]

Notes on contributors

Received Pronunciation

Words in war-time project

Essential Johnsonian Reading 3: A Dictionary of the English Language

English Words in War-Time: Andrew Clark and living language history 1914-18

Lives in Language: Samuel Johnson

Enchaining Syllables and Lashing the Wind: Samuel Johnson, Thomas Sheridan, and the Ascertainment of Spoken English

Prescription and Description in Dictionaries

Samuel Johnson and the Journey into Words

Accent as Social Symbol

From Philology to English Studies: Language and culture in the nineteenth century

What no eyren?

Samuel Johnson: Journey into Words

The Literature of Categorization and Organization 1700-1830

The OED and the Victorian Novel

The Victorian Novel and the OED

"Life-Writing": The Lexicographer as Biographer in the Oxford English Dictionary

Acts of Representation: Writing the Woman Question in the Oxford English Dictionary


The OED and the Victorian Novel

‘The indefinable something’: Representing rudeness in the English dictionary

A History of the English Language?

English in the Nineteenth Century

The Oxford History of English

Johnson's Pendulum: Introduction

Samuel Johnson: The Arc of the Pendulum

Samuel Johnson: The Arc of the Pendulum

The Battle of the Word-Books: Competition, the "Common Reader", and Johnson's Dictionary

121. Received Pronunciation

Alexander Ellis and the virtues of doubt

Johnson’s Dictionary

Patriotism, Empire, and Cultural Prescriptivism: Images of Anglicity in the OED

Varieties of English: Received Pronunciation

Das Oxford English Dictionary

Benjamin Smart and Michael Faraday: The Principles and Practice of Talking Proper in Nineteenth-Century England


Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction

Much intoxication but little restraint. Reconstructing history through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

Registering the Language - dictionaries, diction, and the art of elocution

Representing English: Dictionaries in the Eighteenth Century

The Dictionary as Watch

Living History: Andrew Clark, the OED and the Language of the First World War

The Illusions of History

The Oxford English Dictionary, 1857-1928

BBC English. In the Beginning

Spoken English and the BBC: In the Beginning

The Rise of Received Pronunciation

Talking Proper: The Rise of Accent as Social Symbol

"Decent Reticence": Coarseness, Contraception, and the First Edition of the OED

Academies: Dictionaries and Standards

Review: LOVEscapes: Changes in Prototypical Senses and Cognitive Metaphors since 1500

Lost for Words: The Hidden History of the Oxford English Dictionary

Review: A History of Slang and Cant Dictionaries

Language Change in English Newspaper Editorials

Departures and Returns: Writing the English Dictionary in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

From the COLT's Mouth ... and Others': Language Corpora Studies, In Honour of Anna-Brita Stenstrom

Sociolinguistics and Social Theory

Proof and Process: The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Labels Revisited: Objectivity and the OED

Nineteenth-Century English Richard W. Bailey

Cobbett's Grammar: William, James Paul, and the politics of prescriptivism

The new fowler's modern English usage


John Walker and Alexander Ellis: Antedating RP



Alexander Ellis and the Virtues of Doubt

'Grammatical fair ones': Women, men, and attitudes to language in the novels of George Eliot

Fictions of Speech: Literature and the Literate Speaker in the Nineteenth-Century Novel


Shaw, subjective inequality, and the social meanings of language in pygmalion

Jones, C., A History of English Phonology. Pp. xii + 318 (Longman Linguistics Library). London and New York: Longman, 1989. Paperbound  10.95

The fallacy of the cockney rhyme: From keats and earlier to auden

Ladylike Accents: Female Pronunciation and Perceptions of Prestige in Nineteenth-Century England

Ladylike accents: Female pronunciation and perceptions of prestige in nineteenth-century England

Samuel Johnson and the use of /h/


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