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A history of modern colloquial English,

Author: Henry Cecil Wyld
Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1937.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3d ed., with additionsView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Cecil Wyld
OCLC Number: 2378709
Notes: "This book is mainly concerned with English as it has been spoken during the last four or five centuries."--Introd., pt. 1.
Printed in Great Britain.
Description: xviii, 433 pages 23 cm
Contents: Alphabetical list of sources, fifteenth to eighteenth centuries (p. [xi]-xv)--Remarks on phonetic notation.--Table of phonetic symbols used in this book.--Introductory.--Dialect types in Middle English and their survival in the modern period.--The English of the fifteenth century.--The English language from Henry VIII to James I.--The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.--The history of English pronunciation in the modern period; the vowels in stressed syllables.--The vowels of unstressed syllables.--Changes in consonantal sounds.--Notes on inflexions.--Colloquial idiom.--Appendices.--Supplementary.
Other Titles: Colloquial English.
Responsibility: by Henry Cecil Wyld.

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