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The Resource Inventing English : a portable history of the language, Seth Lerer

Inventing English : a portable history of the language, Seth Lerer

Label
Inventing English : a portable history of the language
Title
Inventing English
Title remainder
a portable history of the language
Statement of responsibility
Seth Lerer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerer, Seth
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1075
LC item number
.L47 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Linguistics
Label
Inventing English : a portable history of the language, Seth Lerer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-287) and index
Contents
Introduction: finding English, finding us -- Caedmon learns to sing : Old English and the origins of poetry -- From Beowulf to Wulfstan : the language of Old English literature -- In this year : the politics of language and the end of Old English -- From kingdom to realm : middle English in a French world -- Lord of this langage : Chaucer's English -- I is an Ille a millere as are ye : Middle English dialects -- The great vowel shift and the changing character of English -- Chancery, Caxton, and the making of English prose -- I do, I will : Shakespeare's English -- A universal hubbub wild : new words and worlds in early modern English -- Visible speech : the Orthoepists and the origins of standard English -- A harmless drudge : Samuel Johnson and the making of the dictionary -- Horrid, hooting stanzas : Lexicography and literature in American English -- Antses in the sugar : dialect and regionalism in American English -- Hello, dude : Mark Twain and the making of the American idiom -- Ready for the funk : African American English and its impact -- Pioneers through an untrodden forest : the Oxford English dictionary and its readers -- Listening to Private Ryan : war and language -- He speaks in your voice : everybody's English
Control code
71800512
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 305 p.
Isbn
9780231137942
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006030652
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)71800512
Label
Inventing English : a portable history of the language, Seth Lerer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-287) and index
Contents
Introduction: finding English, finding us -- Caedmon learns to sing : Old English and the origins of poetry -- From Beowulf to Wulfstan : the language of Old English literature -- In this year : the politics of language and the end of Old English -- From kingdom to realm : middle English in a French world -- Lord of this langage : Chaucer's English -- I is an Ille a millere as are ye : Middle English dialects -- The great vowel shift and the changing character of English -- Chancery, Caxton, and the making of English prose -- I do, I will : Shakespeare's English -- A universal hubbub wild : new words and worlds in early modern English -- Visible speech : the Orthoepists and the origins of standard English -- A harmless drudge : Samuel Johnson and the making of the dictionary -- Horrid, hooting stanzas : Lexicography and literature in American English -- Antses in the sugar : dialect and regionalism in American English -- Hello, dude : Mark Twain and the making of the American idiom -- Ready for the funk : African American English and its impact -- Pioneers through an untrodden forest : the Oxford English dictionary and its readers -- Listening to Private Ryan : war and language -- He speaks in your voice : everybody's English
Control code
71800512
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 305 p.
Isbn
9780231137942
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006030652
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)71800512

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