Alliteration and Sound Change in Early English

Alliteration and Sound Change in Early English

by Donka Minkova
     
 

This 2003 study uses evidence from early English verse to determine when certain sound changes took place.See more details below

Overview

This 2003 study uses evidence from early English verse to determine when certain sound changes took place.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521573177
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1903
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Linguistics Series, #101
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Donka Minkova is Professor of English Language at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has published widely in the fields of English and Germanic historical phonology and syntax, historical dialectology and English historical metrics. She is the author of The History of Final Vowels in English (1991) and of English Words: History and Structure (with Robert Stockwell, Cambridge University Press, 2001). She is also co-editor, with Robert Stockwell of Studies in the History of the English Language: A Millennial Perspective.

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of abbreviations; Preface; 1. Social and linguistic setting of alliterative verse in Anglo-Saxon and Medieval England; 2. Linguistic structures in English alliterative verse; 3. Segmental histories: velar palatalization; 4. Syllable structure; 5. ONSET and cluster alliteration in Old English: the case of sp-, st-, sk-; 6. ONSET and cluster alliteration in Middle English; 7. Verse evidence for cluster simplification in Middle English; References; Index of names; Subject index.

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