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Volume 1

Historical Outlines from Sound to Text

Ed. by Brinton, Laurel / Bergs, Alexander

Series:Mouton Reader

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

    29,95 € / $34.99 / £26.99*

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    Publication Date:
    September 2017
    ISBN
    978-3-11-052303-4
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    Overview

  • Comprehensive coverage of the history of English and of major varieties of English
  • Synopsis of current research into key questions and debates in English historical linguistics
  • Individual chapters written by leading authorities in the field
  • Aims and Scope

    The volume provides a comprehensive overview of the history of English and explores key questions and debates. A re-evaluation of the concept of periodization is followed by overviews of changes in the traditional linguistic areas – phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics – and chapters on prosody, idioms, fixed expressions, onomastics, orthography, register, and standardization, among others.

    Details

    ix, 255 pages
    DE GRUYTER MOUTON
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Collection
    Keyword(s):
    English historical linguistics; Old English; Middle English; Early Modern English

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    Laurel Brinton, Vancouver, Canada; Alexander Bergs, Osnabrück, Germany.

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