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From Old English to Standard English

£7.99

Product description

Traces the development of the English language from the dialects of Old English, through Middle and early modern English to the establishment of standard English in the 18th century, with a postscript on the language today. The core of this book is a series of illustrative texts and facsimiles, with descriptive analyses and assignments for students. The text includes chronicles, letters, diaries, literary extracts and contemporary descriptions of the language at different periods. The focus of study is on variation and change in vocabulary and meaning. Other books by this author include "Varieties of English" and "A Course Book in English Grammar".

Condition: Light discolouration to jacket, otherwise minimal wear, a very good presentable copy.

Item details

Author(s):
Freeborn, Dennis
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.5" x 6.5"
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
033353767X
ISBN-13:
9780333537671
Number of pages:
218
Publisher:
Macmillan 1992
Title:
From Old English to Standard English

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Traces the development of the English language from the dialects of Old English, through Middle and early modern English to the establishment of standard English in the 18th century, with a postscript on the language today. The core of this book is a series of illustrative texts and facsimiles, with descriptive analyses and assignments for students. The text includes chronicles, letters, diaries, literary extracts and contemporary descriptions of the language at different periods. The focus of study is on variation and change in vocabulary and meaning. Other books by this author include "Varieties of English" and "A Course Book in English Grammar".

Condition: Light discolouration to jacket, otherwise minimal wear, a very good presentable copy.

Author(s):
Freeborn, Dennis
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.5" x 6.5"
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
033353767X
ISBN-13:
9780333537671
Number of pages:
218
Publisher:
Macmillan 1992
Title:
From Old English to Standard English

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