Nineteenth-Century English

Nineteenth-Century English

by Richard W. Bailey
     
 

Language changes as time goes by. Modern listeners can barely comprehend Old and Middle English. Although we are able to understand nineteenth-century English, the language changed with the effects of industrialization, urbanization, bilingualism, and growing literacy. In this book, Richard Bailey uses numerous examples and illustrations to demonstrate the changes in…  See more details below

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Language changes as time goes by. Modern listeners can barely comprehend Old and Middle English. Although we are able to understand nineteenth-century English, the language changed with the effects of industrialization, urbanization, bilingualism, and growing literacy. In this book, Richard Bailey uses numerous examples and illustrations to demonstrate the changes in English. Furthermore, he identifies the connections between social events and linguistic transformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472107506
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
02/15/1997
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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