Standardisation

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1604
The first English Dictionary was made attempting to define 2500 words. It was made by Robert Cawdrey.
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1712
Jonathan Swift publishes his proposal in which he argues for a Academy to 'police' standards of English Vocabulary.
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1721
The first attempt to capture all words used in English by Nathaniel Bailey. This included 60,000 words.
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1755
Samuel Johnson publishes the first 'Oxford Dictionary'
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1756
Thomas Sheridan publishes his guide to vocabulary, spelling and pronounciation of English.
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1761
Joseph Priestly released 'Rudiments of English Grammar' which argued that correct grammar can change/ evolve over time.
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1762
Robert Lowth published 'A short introduction to English grammar'. This included rules like you should never split an infinitive, never end a sentence with a prepositional or never use a double negative.
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1794
Lindley Murray publishes 'English Grammar' which was used to teach English in schools.
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