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Basic English

James McElvenny

in Language and Meaning in the Age of Modernism: C.K. Ogden and His Contemporaries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474425032
eISBN:
9781474444859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425032.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter explores C. K. Ogden’s project Basic English against the background of the contemporary international language movement. An exposition of the international language movement, its ... More


Ogden and the Vienna Circle

James McElvenny

in Language and Meaning in the Age of Modernism: C.K. Ogden and His Contemporaries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474425032
eISBN:
9781474444859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425032.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter investigates the contact and collaboration between C. K. Ogden and the Vienna Circle philosophers Otto Neurath and Rudolf Carnap, which was chiefly driven by Ogden and centred around his ... More


From Ordinary (Anglo) English to Minimal English

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

This chapter, which concludes Parts I to V of the book, argues that if the historically shaped Anglo English is distinguished from the Minimal English embodied in NSM English, then English does not ... More


Language and Meaning in the Age of Modernism: C.K. Ogden and His Contemporaries

James McElvenny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474425032
eISBN:
9781474444859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425032.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book is a historical study of influential currents in the philosophy of language and linguistics of the first half of the twentieth century, explored from the perspective of the English scholar ... More


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