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Introduction to Early Modern English / Edition 1
     

Introduction to Early Modern English / Edition 1

by Terttu Nevalainen
 

ISBN-10: 0195308476

ISBN-13: 9780195308471

Pub. Date: 03/16/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press


An introduction to Early Modern English, this book helps students of English and linguistics to place the language of the period 1500-1700 in its historical context as a language with a common core but also as one which varies across time, regionally and socially, and according to register. The volume focuses on the structure of what contemporaries called the

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An introduction to Early Modern English, this book helps students of English and linguistics to place the language of the period 1500-1700 in its historical context as a language with a common core but also as one which varies across time, regionally and socially, and according to register. The volume focuses on the structure of what contemporaries called the General Dialect - its spelling, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation - and on its dialectal origins. The book also discusses the language situation and linguistic anxieties in England at a time when Latin exerted a strong influence on the rising standard language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195308471
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/16/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Early Modern English Period
2. Sources for the Study of Early Modern English
3. Towards a Standard Language
4. Old Words and Loan Words
5. Word-Formation and Semantic Change
6. Nouns and Pronouns
7. Verbs, Adjectives and Adverbs
8. Syntactic Structures
9. Changing Pronunciation
10. Language in the Community

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