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978-0-19-530847-1 / 0195308476

Introduction to Early Modern English

by Nevalainen, Terttu

Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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An introduction to Early Modern English, this book 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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