An Introduction to Early Modern English

An Introduction to Early Modern English

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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.show more

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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 151 x 217 x 16mm | 354g
  • Oxford University Press, USA
  • United States
  • English
  • 0195308468
  • 9780195308464