Codification of English language
Drawing on the discussion of Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary in Reading B of Unit 2, critically
evaluate Mitchell’s (2005) claim that, while grammarians were the guardians of the English language
in the seventeenth century, lexicographers assumed that role in the eighteenth century.
Areas of Discussion Areas of discussing the topic are related to Course book English in the World,
History, Diversity and change (edited by Philip Seargeant and Joan Swann)and particularly Unit 2
and its reading.