The period between 1500 and 1700 was the most decisive one in the formation of standard modern English, yet no really comprehensive account of Early Modern English has been available. Manfred Görlach's Introduction to Early Modern English fills a very real need. It provides a thorough and linguistically informed synchronic description of Early Modern English, dealing with its varieties, with writing and orthography, phonetics and phonology, syntax and the lexicon, including sections on problems of language contact and the lexicographical tradition. In addition, it provides a valuable anthology of texts from a wide range of sources: the texts exemplify features from Early Modern English discussed in the main body of the book, and have also been effectively chosen so as to provide something of the cultural background to the processes of linguistic changes of the period.
Reviews & endorsements
"As the title suggests, this book is intended primarily as a textbook, but with its readable style, it is recommended for the interested lay person, beginning student, and advanced scholar. It is exceptionally well bound, has a comprehensive bibliography, and excellent indexes of persons, topics, and words." Choice
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: July 1991
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521310468
- length: 488 pages
- dimensions: 221 x 144 x 35 mm
- weight: 0.62kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of texts
List of figures
List of symbols and abbreviations
2. Varieties of Early Modern English
3. Writing and spelling
5. Inflectional morphology
Index of persons
Index of topics
Index of selected words.
Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses
- Literature and Composition
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×
Are you sure you want to delete your account?
This cannot be undone.
Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.
If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.×