The Grammar of Empire in Eighteenth-Century British Writing
Cambridge University Press, Oct 19, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 318 pages
Moving from Scots Gaelic poet Alexander MacDonald to writers such as Adam Smith, Hugh Blair, and Tobias Smollett, Sorensen analyses British linguistic practices of imperial domination, including the enforcement of English language usage. The book also engages with the work of Samuel Johnson and Jane Austen to offer a wider understanding of the ambivalent nature of English linguistic identities."--Jacket.
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