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Title: Introduction to Early Modern English
Written By: Terry Nevalainen
Description:

"An introduction to Early Modern English," 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 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 punctuation -- 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.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780195308464
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 186
Prices: U.S. $ 74.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780195308471
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 186
Prices: U.S. $ 21.95