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English dialects from the eighth century to the present day

Author: Walter William Skeat
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 1911 text sketches beginnings of dialects in England, the elements of Scandinavian and French influence on them, and their gradual development.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter William Skeat
ISBN: 1107401879 9781107401877
OCLC Number: 741642378
Description: 1 v. ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. Dialects and their value; 2. Dialects in early times; 3. The dialects of Northumbria, till AD 1300; 4. The dialects of Northumbria, AD 1300-1400; 5. Northumbrian in the fifteenth century; 6. The southern dialect; 7. The southern dialect of Kent; 8. The Mercian dialect; 9. Foreign elements in the dialects; 10. Later history of the dialects; 11. The modern dialects; 12. A few specimens; Bibliography; Index; Facsimile: the only English proclamation of Henry III.
Responsibility: by Walter W. Skeat.

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