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English in modern times, 1700-1945

English in modern times, 1700-1945

Author: Joan C Beal
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

English in Modern Times describes the development of the English language from 1700 until 1945, and argues that it is in the course of this later modern English period that the characteristics of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joan C Beal
ISBN: 9780203784457 0203784456 9781134664092 1134664095 9781134664160 1134664168
OCLC Number: 897447728
Notes: Originally published 2004 by Hodder Arnold.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 264 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Modern English and modern times --
2. The vocabulary of later modern English --
3. Recording and regulating the lexicon : dictionaries from Dr. Johnson to the Oxford English dictionary --
4. Syntactic change in later modern English --
5. Grammars and grammarians --
6. Phonological change in later modern English --
7. Defining the standard of pronunciation : pronouncing dictionaries and the rise of RP --
8. Beyond standard English : varieties of English in the later modern period.
Responsibility: Joan C. Beal.
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English in Modern Times is a welcome and praiseworthy addition to existing scholarship on the history of English. English Language and Linguistics"It can be read with great profit." Anglistik, Vol Read more...

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