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Essentials of Early English : Old, Middle and Early Modern English - Jeremy J. Smith

Essentials of Early English

Old, Middle and Early Modern English

Hardcover Published: 18th May 2005
ISBN: 9780415342582
Number Of Pages: 248

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Completely revised and updated, this new edition improves the highly successful "Essentials of Early English" that went before it. In "Essentials of Early English" Jeremy Smith presupposes almost no knowledge whatsoever and covers the vast subject in one neat volume. The book covers the three key stages of Early English: Old, Middle and Early Modern. Accessible and user-friendly, the new edition brings the story up to the present day with a new section entitled 'From Early Modern English to Late Modern English' and includes web links, facsimiles of texts, and a new further reading section. Grammatical aspects are fully detailed and explained, and example texts with accompanying notes make this book ideal for any student studying English language or literature.

'A godsend to anyone who wants to read and understand texts in more than just one older period of English. This is a highly readable, improved and enlarged second edition.' - Olga Fischer, University of Amsterdam

'It's engaging approach, its unpretentious scholarship, and its lucid exposition of a broad and complex subject, recommend it as a fine textbook for anyone seeking to understand, both the history of the language, and how the linguistic and the literary interconnect in Early English writing.' - Catherine Batt, University of Leeds, UK

Preface
Introduction
Describing Language
Old English
Middle English
Early Modern English
Old English Texts
Middle English Texts
Early Modern English
Annotated Bibliography
Old English Glossary
Grammatical Index
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ISBN: 9780415342582
ISBN-10: 0415342589
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 18th May 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 16.0  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition