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From old English to standard English : a coursebook in language variation across time

Author: Dennis Freeborn
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan, 1992.
Series: Studies in English language (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the development of the English language from the dialects of Old English through to the establishment of standard English in the 18th century. The core of this book is a series of illustrative  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Freeborn
ISBN: 033353767X 9780333537671 0333537688 9780333537688
OCLC Number: 27771118
Description: xvi, 218 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The English language is brought to Britain; old English; from old English to middle English; middle English 1 - Southern and Kentish dialects; middle English 2 - Northern dialects; middle English 3 - West Midland dialects; early modern English 4 - East Midland and London dialects; early modern English 1 - the 15th century; early modern English 2 - the 16th century; early modern English 3 - the 17th century; modern English - the 18th century; postscript - to the present day.
Series Title: Studies in English language (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire)
Responsibility: Dennis Freeborn.

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