Alphabet to Email: How Written English Evolved and Where It's Heading

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Name Index

a
Adams, John 138
Aelfric 49, 177
Alcuin 177
Alfred, 29, 30, 105, 107, 261
Ambrose 33
Andreeson, Marc 163
Aquinas, Thomas 110
Aristophanes of Byzantium 168, 169
Aristotle 28, 145
Atatürk 3
Asimov, Isaac 8, 9, 199, 269
Augustine of England 4
Augustine, St 33, 35, 177
Austen, Jane 48, 49, 78, 86

b
Bacon, Francis 17, 46-7, 115
Bailey, Nathaniel 100, 130
Barlow, John 164
Barnard, Henry 84
Barry, Dave 49, 266
Barthes, Roland 92, 161
Batson, Trent 161
Beach, Michael Hicks 223
Becket, Thomas 64, 65
Bede 30, 49, 175
Bell, Alexander 184, 220
Bell, Alexander Graham 200, 201, 219-22, 223, 229, 238, 239
Belmore, Nancy 249
Berger, Peter 246
Bernstein, Carl 60
Besnier, Niko 20
Biber, Douglas 20, 76-7
Binet, Alfred 148
Birkerts, Sven 18
Blackstone, William 66
Bliven, Bruce, 202
Bloomfield, Leonard 6-7, 19
Boas, Franz 102, 116
Bodley, Thomas 87
Bolter, Jay 163, 164
Bonaventura 50
Bosanquet, Theodora 203-4, 214
Boswell, James 71, 130
Brainerd, Paul 214
Brand, Stewart 162
Britton, James 154
Bruffee, Kenneth 155
Bruner, Jerome 12
Bruns, Gerald 56
Buchanan, James 128, 130
Buchanan, William 131-2
Bullokar, William 109

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Figures x
  • Preface xi
  • 1 - Robin Hood’s Retort 1
  • 2 - Legitimating Written English 26
  • 3 - Who Writes, Who Reads, and Why 48
  • 4 - Setting Standards 95
  • 5 - The Rise of English Comp 143
  • 6 - Commas and Canaries 167
  • 7 - What Remington Wrought 197
  • 8 - Language at a Distance 216
  • 9 - Why the Jury’s Still Out on Email 247
  • 10 - Epilogue: Destiny or Choice 260
  • Notes 270
  • Bibliography 285
  • Name Index 305
  • Subject Index 311
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