© 1998

On Language

  • A. C. Goodson

Part of the Coleridge’s Writings book series (COLWRIT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. A. C. Goodson
    Pages 1-12
  3. A. C. Goodson
    Pages 13-31
  4. A. C. Goodson
    Pages 32-58
  5. A. C. Goodson
    Pages 59-88
  6. A. C. Goodson
    Pages 89-120
  7. A. C. Goodson
    Pages 121-139
  8. A. C. Goodson
    Pages 140-160
  9. A. C. Goodson
    Pages 161-183
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 184-202

About this book


This collation from S. T. Coleridge's contributions to the theory of language presents an imposing revision of the enlightenment approach to language. Selections from his verse, notebooks, journalism and ephemera are arranged under headings including the language of politics; language and culture; the language of poetry; theory of language; words and things; organ of language; and the language of religion. The editor's introduction situates Coleridge's thinking in its period, and with modern theory in mind.


Age of Enlightenment bibliography Coleridge culture enlightenment language language and culture mind organ poetry politics religion Samuel Taylor Coleridge theory of language writing

Editors and affiliations

  • A. C. Goodson
    • 1
  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityUSA

About the editors

A. C. GOODSON is Professor of English, and Director of the Program in Comparative Literature, Michigan State University. His publications include Verbal Imagination: Coleridge and the Language of Modern Criticism (Oxford UP, 1988).

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