Charles Kay Ogden

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Charles Kay Ogden
Born(1889-06-01)1 June 1889
Died21 March 1957(1957-03-21) (aged 67)
OccupationLinguist, philosopher, writer
Known forInventor of Basic English

Charles Kay Ogden (1 June 1889 – 21 March 1957) was an English linguist, philosopher, psycholinguist and writer. He is a well-known book writer about the controlled language called Basic English. He is known for his work with I. A. Richards on The Meaning of Meaning (1923). He also translated Tractatus, a book by Ludwig Wittgenstein, into English.

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