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From Old English to Standard English : a course in language variation across time

Author: Dennis Freeborn
Publisher: Basingstoke : MacMillan, 1998.
Series: Studies in English language
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats

Traces the development of language from Old English through Middle English to the establishment of Standard English in the eighteenth century. The book is based upon linguistic description, with  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Freeborn
ISBN: 0333691555 9780333691557 0333691547 9780333691540
OCLC Number: 263925785
Description: XXI, 479 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten.
Contents: Preface to the Second Edition - Acknowledgements - Texts and Facsimiles - Symbols - Introduction - The English Language is Brought to Britain - Old English (I) - Old English (II) - From Old English to Middle English - Early Middle English; 12th Century - Early Middle English; 13th Century - Northern and Southern Texts Compared - The 14th Century; Southern and Kentish Dialects - The 14th Century; Northern Dialects - The 14th Century; West Midlands Dialects - The 14th Century; East Midlands and London Dialects - Chaucer's Rhymes as Evidence of Changes in Pronunciation - Early Modern English I; The 15th Century - Early Modern English II; The 16th Century I - Early Modern English III; The 16th Century II - Early Modern English IV; The 17th Century I - Early Modern English V; The 17th Century II - Modern English - The 18th Century - From Old English to Modern English; Comparing Historical Texts - Postscript I; To the Present Day - Postscript II; English Spelling Today; A Summary - Postscript III; The Development of Present-Day English Spelling; A Summary - Bibliography - Index
Series Title: Studies in English language
Responsibility: Dennis Freeborn.


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