Krapp, George Philip

Krapp, George Philip, 1872–1934, American scholar, b. Cincinnati. Krapp joined the faculty of Columbia Univ. in 1897, was professor of English at the Univ. of Cincinnati (1908–10) and at Columbia (1910–34). An authority on Anglo-Saxon, he was the first editor of the Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records, an edition of the existing body of Anglo-Saxon poetry. Besides his authoritative works Modern English: Its Growth and Present Use (1909) and The English Language in America (1925), Krapp wrote books on English language and literature, speech improvement, and grammar.

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