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Early Modern English - Charles Barber

Early Modern English

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Published: 24th April 1997
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Describing the English language between the years 1500 and 1700, this work covers the different varieties of the language, the attitudes of its speakers towards it, its pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. It is intended for both students and non-specialists. In this edition, the system of phonetic notation has been modernized the section on grammar has been divided into morphology and syntax, the chapters arranged in a more logical order, additional texts for study have been included, and each chapter has been updated.

Barber provides the most throught study I have seen of this period. The book should be invaluable to any university with a strong program in English that includes teaching the history of the language. -- Catherine von Schon, SUNY at Stony Brook A handy introductory work for students of the English language, and suitable for class use in university departments of English. -- Matti Rissanen The author's own greatest contribution is undoubtedly to have put together an outline of thewhole period in all its aspects. -- Martyn Wakelin The only book-length study of its subject, Early Modern English fills a well-defined need, being more detailed than the general histories of the language can be, but comprehensive as the period studies of aspects the language are not. An eminently readable book. -- Manfred Gorlach, University of Cologne Barber provides the most throught study I have seen of this period. The book should be invaluable to any university with a strong program in English that includes teaching the history of the language. A handy introductory work for students of the English language, and suitable for class use in university departments of English. The author's own greatest contribution is undoubtedly to have put together an outline of thewhole period in all its aspects. The only book-length study of its subject, Early Modern English fills a well-defined need, being more detailed than the general histories of the language can be, but comprehensive as the period studies of aspects the language are not. An eminently readable book.

Preface
Phonetic Symbols
List of Figures
Abbreviations
Varieties of Early Modern Englishp. 1
Attitudes to Englishp. 42
Phonologyp. 103
Grammar: (1) Morphologyp. 142
Grammar: (2) Syntaxp. 183
The Expanding Vocabularyp. 219
Changes of Meaningp. 242
Appendix: Further Passages for Studyp. 260
Select Bibliographyp. 268
Indexp. 278
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ISBN: 9780748608355
ISBN-10: 0748608354
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 24th April 1997
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised