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Finding Aid of the C.K. Ogden Papers
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Description
C.K. Ogden (1889-1957) published The meaning of meaning (1923), which set forth principles for the understanding of the function of language. In 1922, he became editor of the international psychological journal Psyche, and used it as a vehicle for publishing research on international language problems. Later, Ogden developed what he termed Basic English to be used as an international language of 850 words. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, periodicals, and books. Materials relate to Basic English, the Orthological Institute, and Psyche, and include manuscripts and copies of books by Ogden, as well as many of the books published in Basic English by various authors.
Background
Ogden was born June 1, 1889 in Fleetword, England; graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge in 1910; founded the Cambridge magazine in 1912; in 1923, he published The meaning of meaning, which set forth principles for the understanding of the function of language; in 1922 he became editor of the international psychological journal Psyche, and used it as a vehicle for publishing research on international language problems; developed what he termed Basic English to be used as an international language of 850 words; established the Orthological Institute in 1927, completing the Basic vocabulary in 1928; published Basic English (1930), The basic vocabulary (1930), Debabelization (1931), and The basic words (1932); the Basic English Foundation was established with a grant from the Ministry of Education in 1947; he died in 1957.
Extent
20 boxes (10.0 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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