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An introduction to early modern English

Author: Terttu Nevalainen
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2006]
Series: Edinburgh textbooks on the English language.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Terttu Nevalainen helps students to place the language of the period 1500-1700 in its historical context, whilst showing its regional and social variations. He focuses on the structure of the 'general dialect' and its spelling, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation, as well as its dialectal origins.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terttu Nevalainen
ISBN: 0748615237 9780748615230 0748615245 9780748615247 0195308476 9780195308471 0195308468 9780195308464
OCLC Number: 62177691
Description: x, 176 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. early modern English period. p. 1. 2. Sources for the study of early modern English. p. 12. 3. Towards a standard language. p. 29. 4. Old words and loan words. p. 45. 5. Word-formation and semantic change. p. 59. 6. Nouns and pronouns. p. 73. 7. Verbs, adjectives and adverbs. p. 89. 8. Syntactic structures. p. 103. 9. Changing pronunciation. p. 118. 10. Language in the community. p. 134.
Series Title: Edinburgh textbooks on the English language.
Responsibility: Terttu Nevalainen.

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