From Dialect to Standard: English in England 1154-1776, Volume 2
This book is the second volume of a set offering a comprehensive survey by the author of what is seen as the most interesting aspects of the long history of English from its embryonic stages to the language spoken today in England and America. The present book spans the period up to 1776, the year of the Declaration of Independence and the year in which Adam Smith published his Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Volume One--The Continental Backgrounds of English and its Insular Development until 1154 (1998)--is also available from University Press of Southern Denmark.
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HISTORY AND LANGUAGE
9 THE MIDDLE ENGLISH PERIOD
10 THE FRENCH ELEMENT IN MIDDLE ENGLISH
11 THE LONDON DIALECT AND THE RISE OF AN EARLY STANDARD LANGUAGE
HISTORY AND LANGUAGE UNTIL 1776
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