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An introduction to early modern English

by Terttu Nevalainen | 19 January 2006
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An introduction to Early Modern English, this book helps students of English and linguistics to place the language of the period 1500-1700 in its historical context as a language with a common core but also as one which varies across time, regionally and socially, and according to register. The volume focuses on the structure of what contemporaries called the General Dialect - its spelling, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation - and on its dialectal origins. The book also discusses the language situation and linguistic anxieties in England at a time when Latin exerted a strong influence on the rising standard language. The volume includes:*The major changes in English from the 15th to the 18th century*Emphasis on long-term linguistic developments*Sources for the study of Early Modern English*Illustrations ranging from drama and personal letters to trials and early science*Exercises encouraging further exploration of the changing English language.
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An introduction to Early Modern English, this book helps students of English and linguistics to place the language of the period 1500-1700 in its historical context as a language with a common core but also as one which varies across time, regionally and socially, and according to register. The volume focuses on the structure of what contemporaries called the General Dialect - its spelling, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation - and on its dialectal origins. The book also discusses the language situation and linguistic anxieties in England at a time when Latin exerted a strong influence on the rising standard language. The volume includes:*The major changes in English from the 15th to the 18th century*Emphasis on long-term linguistic developments*Sources for the study of Early Modern English*Illustrations ranging from drama and personal letters to trials and early science*Exercises encouraging further exploration of the changing English language.
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ISBN - 9780748615247
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 19/01/2006
Categories - All, Books, Education, Dictionaries, English Language Reference
No. of Pages - 176
Weight - 250
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 22
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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