From Old English to Standard English: A Course Book in Language Variations Across Time (Studies in English Language)

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This practical course book explores the development of the language from Old English to the establishment of Standard English. This third edition has been expanded to provide further background information, with a supplementary website and new sections to outline the development of writing hands and provide a brief introduction to palaeography.Accompanying online resources for this title can be found at These resources are designed to support teaching and learning when using this textbook and are available at no extra cost.
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ISBN-13: 9781403998804
ISBN-10: 1403998809
Pagini: 480
Dimensiuni: 156 x 234 x 33 mm
Greutate: 0.66 kg
Ediția: Revizuită
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Red Globe Press
Seria Studies in English Language

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Public țintă

Academic/professional/technical: Undergraduate. Academic/professional/technical: Postgraduate. Academic/professional/technical: Research and professional


This 3rd edition has been expanded to provide more guidance and background information and relevant new sections for students

Notă biografică

DENNIS FREEBORN was Head of Language Studies at the College of Ripon and York St. John, UK, until 1984, and was Chief Examiner in English Language Studies for the London University Schools Examinations Board. He is the author of A Course Book in English Grammar and Varieties of English, both also published by Palgrave Macmillan.


Preface to the Third and Second EditionsSymbolsTexts and FacsimilesSymbolsAcknowledgementsIntroductionThe English Language is Brought to BritainOld English (I)Old English (II)From Old English to Middle EnglishEarly Middle English 12th CenturyEarly Middle English 13th CenturyNorthern and Southern Texts ComparedThe 14th Century Southern and Kentish DialectsThe 14th Century Northern DialectsThe 14th Century West Midlands DialectsThe 14th Century East Midlands and London DialectsThe London Dialect Chaucer, Late 14th CenturyEarly Modern English I The 15th CenturyEarly Modern English II The 16th Century IEarly Modern English III The 16th Century IIEarly Modern English IV The 17th Century IEarly Modern English V The 17th Century IIModern English The 18th CenturyFrom Old English to Modern English Comparing Historical TextsPostscript I To the Present DayBibliographyIndex.