Essick, Robert N. William
Blake and the Language of Adam. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989.
See previous post on this topic for table of contents, etc. And see my web site for:
- Introduction: on the state of scholarship on Blake as artist & as poet, & on previous studies of Blake's linguistic concepts, the focus of this book: Blake compared to the rationalist & empiricist linguistic ideas of the 17th & 18th centuries
- William Blake vs Rationalist Linguistics (Excerpt) from Chapter 3: Natural Signs and the Fall of Language; pp. 133-135.