A Historical Phonology of English

A Historical Phonology of English

by Donka Minkova


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A Historical Phonology of English by Donka Minkova

Phonological evolution is a major component of the overall history of the language; the subject matter is both significant on its own terms and relevant in curricular terms. This book describes the segmental and prosodic changes in the history of English, provides analyses of these changes both as phonological events and in relation to the evolution of interlocking aspects of earlier English and highlights the relevance of the topics and possibly generate further interest by projecting historical phonological change onto Present-Day English and its varieties. The development of the English sound system is probably the best studied part of the history of the language, however no up-to-date, student-friendly survey exists: this book fills the gap.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780748634682
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 12/30/2013
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Donka Minkova is Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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