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Sweet, Henry 1845-1912

Overview
Works: 173 works in 2,068 publications in 10 languages and 15,629 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Sources  Handbooks and manuals  Textbooks  History  Pastoral letters and charges 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PE137, 253
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Most widely held works by Henry Sweet
The student's dictionary of Anglo-Saxon by Henry Sweet( Book )

103 editions published between 1896 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new English grammar, logical and historical, by Henry Sweet by Henry Sweet( Book )

181 editions published between 1891 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The respected phonetician and philologist Henry Sweet (1845-1912) has had a lasting influence on the study and teaching of linguistics, particularly phonetics and Old English. Sweet is also known for being, in part, the inspiration for Henry Higgins in Shaw's Pygmalion. This two-volume work, first published in 1892-8, marks the start of a new tradition in the study of English, although it received little attention in Britain upon its publication. Building on developments in European linguistics, this was the first grammar of English to adopt a scientific approach to the description of language, in particular of phonology. Volume 1 (1892) contains one of the first studies of English phonology, which applies the same rigorous analysis to the spoken language as to the written, as well as detailed descriptions of the parts of speech, accidence, and the history of English
Anglo-Saxon primer by Henry Sweet( Book )

77 editions published between 1953 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old English language Grammar (BNB/PRECIS) This ed originally published: 1953
The practical study of languages; a guide for teachers and learners by Henry Sweet( Book )

61 editions published between 1884 and 2010 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pastoral care by Gregory( Book )

123 editions published between 1871 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Anglo-Saxon reader in prose and verse by Henry Sweet( Book )

153 editions published between 1875 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet's Anglo-Saxon reader in prose and verse by Henry Sweet( Book )

82 editions published between 1876 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oldest English texts by Henry Sweet( Book )

69 editions published between 1885 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Alfred's Orosius by Paulus Orosius( Book )

68 editions published between 1864 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second Anglo-Saxon reader : archaic and dialectal by Henry Sweet( Book )

39 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in English and English, Old and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A primer of phonetics by Henry Sweet( Book )

56 editions published between 1890 and 1966 in English and Multiple languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Anglo-Saxon primer : with grammar, notes, and glossary by Henry Sweet( Book )

66 editions published between 1882 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Middle English primer; extracts from the Ancren riwle and Ormulum, with grammar, notes, and glossary by Henry Sweet( Book )

62 editions published between 1884 and 1972 in 4 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of language by Henry Sweet( Book )

56 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of English sounds from the earliest period, with full word-lists by Henry Sweet( Book )

37 editions published between 1874 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Sweet (1845-1912) began at an early age to teach himself Old English and Old Icelandic. Before going up to Oxford, he spent a year at the University of Heidelberg, studying comparative and Germanic philology, and during his undergraduate career he published an edition of King Alfred's Pastoral Care. His enthusiasm for philology led him to pursue a career in research and teaching, though he did not hold a university post until in 1901 he was appointed to a new readership in phonetics at Oxford. His work on the sounds of English was first published in 1874, and in this revised version in 1888. The work derived from a monograph 'on the history of long e and o', but Sweet's own further research, as well as that of others, led him to a much broader treatment, including an investigation of dialects and medieval and modern English sounds
The indispensable foundation: a selection from the writings of Henry Sweet by Henry Sweet( Book )

18 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short historical English grammar by Henry Sweet( Book )

41 editions published between 1892 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A primer of spoken English by Henry Sweet( Book )

50 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second Middle English primer : extracts from Chaucer with grammar and glossary by Henry Sweet( Book )

44 editions published between 1886 and 1971 in English and English, Middle and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sounds of English, an introduction to phonetics by Henry Sweet( Book )

35 editions published between 1908 and 2010 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A second Anglo-Saxon reader : archaic and dialectal
Alternative Names
Henri Svit

Henry Sweet britischer Philologe und Mitbegründer der modernen Phonetik

Henry Sweet British scholar

Henry Sweet Brits taalkundige (1845-1912)

Sweet, H.

Sweet, Henry G. 1845-1912

Генри Суит

هنري سويت

هنری سویت زبان‌شناس بریتانیایی

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スウィート, ヘンリー

ヘンリー・スウィート

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Anglo-Saxon primerThe practical study of languages; a guide for teachers and learnersPastoral careAn Anglo-Saxon reader in prose and verseSweet's Anglo-Saxon reader in prose and verseA second Anglo-Saxon reader : archaic and dialectalA short historical English grammar