The Cambridge History of the English Language

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Roger Lass
Cambridge University Press, Jan 27, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 794 pages
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This volume of the Cambridge History of the English Language encompasses three centuries of immense cultural change, from Caxton in the late Middle Ages to the American Declaration of Independence and the beginnings of Romanticism. During this period, Middle English became Early Modern English and then developed into the early stages of indisputably "modern" English. This book traces developments in orthography and punctuation, phonology and morphology, syntax, lexis and semantics, regional and social variation, and the literary language. It also contains a glossary of linguistic terms and an extensive bibliography.
  

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Contents

ORTHOGRAPHY AND PUNCTUATION
13
PHONOLOGY AND MORPHOLOGY RogerlMss
56
SYNTAX Matti Rissanen
187
EARLY MODERN ENGLISH LEXIS
332
and conversions
351
REGIONAL AND SOCIAL VARIATION
459
different environments
462
Index
729
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