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Wed Aug 10 2011

Books: Historical Linguistics/Sociolinguistics: Skeat

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        1.     Joyce Reid , English Dialects: Skeat

Message 1: English Dialects: Skeat
Date: 09-Aug-2011
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: English Dialects: Skeat
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Title: English Dialects
Subtitle: From the Eighth Century to the Present Day
Published: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Walter W. Skeat
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107401877 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 12.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107401877 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 19.99
Abstract:

Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge
Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise
introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the
general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an
emphasis on accessibility. Published in 1911, W. W. Skeat's English Dialects
from the Eighth Century to the Present Day offers a sketch of the beginnings of
dialects in England, the elements of Scandinavian and French influence on
them, and their gradual development over a period of twelve hundred years.

Preface

1. Dialects and their value
2. Dialects in early times
3. The dialects of Northumbria, till AD 1300
4. The dialects of Northumbria, AD 1300-1400
5. Northumbrian in the fifteenth century
6. The southern dialect
7. The southern dialect of Kent
8. The Mercian dialect
9. Foreign elements in the dialects
10. Later history of the dialects
11. The modern dialects
12. A few specimens

Bibliography
Index
Facsimile: the only English proclamation of Henry III


Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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