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Jim Miller. Graeme Trousdale. Jeremy Smith. Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy. Patrick Griffiths. Rhona Alcorn. Joan C. Ingrid Tieken-Boon Van Ostade. Andreas H. Richard Ogden. April McMahon. Brian Elliott. Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. An Introduction to Early Modern English. Notify me. Description An introduction to Early Modern English, this book helps students of English and linguistics to place the language of the period 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. Other books in this series. Add to basket. English Historical Pragmatics Andreas H.
Natural Catastrophe Brian Elliott. Table of contents 1. The Early Modern English Period; 2. Sources for the Study of Early Modern English; 3. Towards a Standard Language; 4. Old Words and Loan Words; 5. Word-Formation and Semantic Change; 6. Nouns and Pronouns; 7. Verbs, Adjectives and Adverbs; 8. Syntactic Structures; 9. Changing Pronunciation; Language in the Community. She is currently the director of the Research Unit for Variation and Change in English and takes an active interest in developing electronic text corpora for linguistic research.
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An Introduction to Early Modern English
Early Modern English provides the modern student with much ampler textual and metalinguistic materials than any earlier period. For the first time, we have contemporary analyses of the pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary of English, and can read descriptions of its regional and social varieties in teaching manuals and textbooks of different kinds. All this information is valuable in that it gives the modern reader and researcher a window on the period and its linguistic concerns. Precious though this contemporary metalinguistic evidence may be, it is not enough to provide a detailed picture of the language of the period. There are several reasons for this.
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