From Old English to Standard English: A Coursebook in Language Variation Across Time

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 1, 2006 - Electronic books - 446 pages
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This practical course book explores the development of the language from Old English to the establishment of Standard English. This third edition has been expanded to provide further background information, with a supplementary website and new sections to outline the development of writing hands and provide a brief introduction to palaeography.
 

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Contents

1 INTRODUCTION
1
2 THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IS BROUGHT TO BRITAIN
11
3 OLD ENGLISH I
25
4 OLD ENGLISH II
61
5 From Old English to Middle English
83
6 EARLY MIDDLE ENGLISH 12TH CENTURY
108
7 EARLY MIDDLE ENGLISH 13TH CENTURY
137
8 NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN TEXTS COMPARED
161
13 THE LONDON DIALECT CHAUCER LATE 14TH CENTURY
242
14 EARLY MODERN ENGLISH I THE 15TH CENTURY
255
15 EARLY MODERN ENGLISH II THE 16TH CENTURY I
287
16 EARLY MODERN ENGLISH III THE 16TH CENTURY II
319
17 EARLY MODERN ENGLISH IV THE 17TH CENTURY I
334
18 EARLY MODERN ENGLISH V THE 17TH CENTURY II
364
19 MODERN ENGLISH THE 18TH CENTURY
386
20 FROM OLD ENGLISH TO MODERN ENGLISH COMPARING HISTORICAL TEXTS
416

9 THE 14TH CENTURY SOUTHERN AND KENTISH DIALECTS
173
10 THE 14TH CENTURY NORTHERN DIALECTS
196
11 THE 14TH CENTURY WEST MIDLANDS DIALECTS
216
12 THE 14TH CENTURY EAST MIDLANDS AND LONDON DIALECTS
234
21 POSTSCRIPT TO THE PRESENT DAY
428
Bibliography
435
Index
438
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