An Introduction to Early Modern English


an introduction to early modern english?An Introduction to Early Modern English
Author : Terttu Nevalainen
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: March 2008
ISBN: 0748615237
Number of pages: 192 pages
Format: pdf
Size: 1 mb

An Introduction to Early Modern English, helps students of English and linguistics to place the language of the period 1500-1700 in its historical context as a language with a common core but also 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 punctuation–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.

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