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LINGUIST List 20.1857

Wed May 13 2009

Books: Historical Ling/Socioling: Tieken-Boon van Ostade

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        1.    Anna Glazier, An Introduction to Late Modern English: Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Message 1: An Introduction to Late Modern English: Tieken-Boon van Ostade
Date: 12-May-2009
From: Anna Glazier <Anna.Glaziereup.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: An Introduction to Late Modern English: Tieken-Boon van Ostade
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Title: An Introduction to Late Modern English
Series Title: Edinburgh Textbooks on the English Language
Published: 2009
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
                http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/

Book URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748625987

Author: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
Hardback: ISBN: 9780748625970 Pages: 176 Price: U.K. £ 55.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780748625987 Pages: 176 Price: U.K. £ 15.99
Abstract:

Some twenty years ago it was widely believed that nothing much happened to
the English language since the beginning of the eighteenth century. Recent
research has shown that this is far from true, and this book offers an
introduction to a period that forms the tail end of the standardisation
process (codification and prescription), during which important social
changes such as the Industrial Revolution are reflected in the language.
Late Modern English is currently receiving a lot of scholarly attention,
mainly as a result of new developments in sociohistorical linguistics and
corpus linguistics. By drawing on such research the present book offers a
much fuller account of the language of the period than was previously
possible. It is designed for students and beginning scholars interested in
Late Modern English.

The volume includes:
*A basis in recent research by which sociolinguistic models are applied to
earlier stages of the language (1700-1900)
*A focus on people as speakers (wherever possible) and writers of English
*Research questions aimed at acquiring skills at working with important
electronic research tools such as Eighteenth Century Collections Online
(ECCO), the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and the Oxford Dictionary of
National Biography (DNB)
*Reference to electronically available texts and databases such as Martha
Ballard's diary, the Proceedings of the Old Bailey and Mrs. Beeton's Book
of Household Management.

An Introduction to Late Modern English is available in North America from
Columbia University Press.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=41721


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