English

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.