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
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.
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.
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