Hwang, In-Tae. 2009. A Revisit to the Augustan Proposal of an English Academy. English Language and Linguistics 27, 93-114. Some men of letters in the Augustan age were each in turn to call for an English Academy to concern itself with language－and in particular to constrain what they perceived as the irregularities of the English language. The academy movement reached its culmination in Jonathan Swift’s Proposal, which appeared in the form of an open letter to the Earl of Oxford in 1712. The aim of the present paper is to look into the developmental process of the academy movement, notably Swift’s proposal, and to examine the opposing views of Dr. Johnson whose Dictionary(1755) to a large extent performed the task of ascertaining or fixing (i.e., standardizing) the English language.