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Title: From Old English to Standard English, Third Edition
Subtitle: A Course Book in Language Variations Across Time
Written By: Dennis Freeborn
Series Title: Studies in English Language

This practical and informative course book leads the student through the
development of the language from Old English, through Middle and Early
Modern English to the establishment of Standard English in the eighteenth
century. This third edition has been expanded to provide more guidance and
background information for students. New sections have also been added to
outline the development of writing hands and provide a brief introduction
to palaeography. The book also has a fully integrated ancillary website.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1403998809
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 472
Prices: U.K. £ 20.99