An Introduction to Late Modern English

An Introduction to Late Modern English

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Topics covered include the following: pronunciation; syntax and morphology; lexis; attitudes to language; phonetics and phonology; theories of language evolution and change; class, sex and linguistic behaviour; and the English language and colonial power.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 138 x 216mm
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 0748613854
  • 9780748613854

About Charles Jones

Ingrid Tieken-Boon Van Ostade has a chair in English Sociohistorical Linguistics at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. She is the director of a VICI research project called The Codifiers and the English Language: Tracing the Norms of Standard English.
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Table of contents

1. Introduction; 2. Spoken English; 3. Spelling; 4. Vocabulary and early dictionaries; 5. Grammar and grammarss; 6. Language and social networks; 7. The language of letters; 8. conclusion; 9. Texts.
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