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An Historical Study of English: Function, Form and Change
 

An Historical Study of English: Function, Form and Change (Hardback)

By Smith, Jeremy

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Smith provides the reader with an accessible synthesis of recent developments in English historical linguistics. His book: Looks at the theory and methodology of linguistic historiography Considers the major changes in writing systems, pronunciation and grammar Provides examples ...of these changes, such as the standardisation of spellings and accent and the origins of the Great Vowel Shift Focuses on the origins of two non-standard varieties; eighteenth century Scots and twentieth century Black British English. This book will be fascinating reading to students of English Historical linguistics, and will make an original, important and above all, lively contribution to the field.
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ISBN 9780415132725
Released NZ 17 Oct 1996
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780415132725
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 17 Oct 1996
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Smith, Jeremy
Category Historical & Comparative Linguistics
Number of Pages 244
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 420.9
Weight 454g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress English language, History, Historical linguistics
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text College/higher education

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