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‘Language and the avant-garde’ lecture

(shortened version)

Introduced by Sylvia Adamson, Raymond Williams delivers his lecture ‘Language and the avant-garde’ at the Linguistics of Writing Conference (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK, 1986).

The complete lecture is published in Fabb, Attridge, Durant and MacCabe (eds), The Linguistics of Writing: Arguments between language and literature (Manchester University Press, 1987), pp.33-47 or listen to the complete lecture here.