Early Modern English

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Edinburgh University Press, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 280 pages
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Now available in a completely revised edition, this book describes the English language between the years 1500 and 1700--the different varieties of the language, the attitudes of its speakers towards it, its pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. It will be useful to serious students of the history of English and takes full account of those readers who are mainly interested in the literature of the period by providing plenty of references to literary works and authors.
  

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Contents

Attitudes to English
42
Phonology
103
1 Morphology
142
2 Syntax
183
The Expanding Vocabulary
219
Changes of Meaning
242
Further Passages for Study
260
Index
278
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A Social History of English
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About the author (1997)

Charles Barber was formerly Reader in English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds. He died in 2000.

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