The Cambridge History of the English Language

The Cambridge History of the English Language

by Roger Lass
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521264766

ISBN-13: 9780521264761

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume of the Cambridge History of the English Language encompasses three centuries of immense cultural change, from Caxton in the late Middle Ages to the American Declaration of Independence and the beginnings of Romanticism. During this period, Middle English became Early Modern English and then developed into the early stages of indisputably "modern"

Overview

This volume of the Cambridge History of the English Language encompasses three centuries of immense cultural change, from Caxton in the late Middle Ages to the American Declaration of Independence and the beginnings of Romanticism. During this period, Middle English became Early Modern English and then developed into the early stages of indisputably "modern" English. This book traces developments in orthography and punctuation, phonology and morphology, syntax, lexis and semantics, regional and social variation, and the literary language. It also contains a glossary of linguistic terms and an extensive bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521264761
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Cambridge History of the English Language Series
Pages:
794
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.77(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Roger Lass; 2. Orthography and punctuation Vivian Salmon; 3. Phonology and morphology Roger Lass; 4. Syntax Matti Rissanen; 5. Lexis and semantics Terttu Nevalainen; 6. Regional and social variation Manfred Görlach; 7. Literary language Sylvia Adamson; Glossary of linguistic terms; Bibliography.

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