The History of English

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Wardja Press, 2008 - 219 страници
The History of English: A Linguistic Introduction is for anyone interested in the history of the English language. While leading the reader through the pre-history of English, through Germanic times, Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, and Modern English, the book also introduces the reader to concepts in theoretical and historical linguistics. It includes authentic texts from each period of the language, from Beowulf to the King James Bible. This book is a great introduction to the field of linguistics for anyone interested in language!
 

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Sample Texts
108
Middle English
113
Literature
114
Language
116
Middle English Orthography
120
Middle English Grammar
123
Sample Texts
133
Early Modern English
139

Nouns Pronouns and Adjectives
22
Verbs
24
The IndoEuropean Daughter Families
28
Germanic
31
Examples of the changes from IndoEuropean to Germanic
33
Characteristics of the Germanic Languages
34
Germanic Phonetics and Phonology
38
Nouns Pronouns and Adjectives
40
Verbs
43
The Subdivisions of Germanic
47
The Germanic Daughter Languages
48
Gothic
49
Old Norse
56
West Germanic
60
Old High German
61
Old Saxon
68
Old Low Franconian
73
Old Frisian
78
Old English
83
Literature
88
Language
90
Old English Grammar
95
Literature
141
Language
143
Early Modern English Orthography
144
Early Modern English Phonetics and Phonology
145
Early Modern English Grammar
150
Sample Texts
158
Modern English
165
Literature
166
Language
168
Modern English Phonetics and Phonology
169
Modern English Grammar
171
The Future of English
177
Literature
179
Language
180
Spelling Reform
181
Future English Phonetics and Phonology
187
Future English Grammar
189
Sample Texts
195
Bibliography
197
Glossary
201
Index
213
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