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The stories of English, David Crystal

Label
The stories of English
Title
The stories of English
Statement of responsibility
David Crystal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crystal, David
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1074.7
LC item number
.C79 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Label
The stories of English, David Crystal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [551]-560) and indexes
Contents
1. The origins of Old English. The Celtic language puzzle -- 2. The Old English dialects. The rise and fall of West Saxon -- 3. Early lexical diversity. Understanding Danes -- 4. Stylistic variation in Old English. Grammatical transition -- 5. The transition to Middle English. Two Peterborough Chronicles -- 6. A trilingual nation. Lay Subsidy dialects -- 7. Lexical invasions. The first dialect story -- 8. Evolving variation. Well well -- 9. A dialect age. Where did the -s ending come from? -- 10. The emerging standard. Complaining about change -- 11. Printing and its consequences. The first English dictionary -- 12. Early modern English preoccupations. Choosing thou or you -- 13. Linguistic daring. Avoiding transcriptional anaemia -- 14. Dialect fallout. A beggarly portrayal -- 15. Stabilizing disorder. Delusions of simplicity -- 16. Standard rules. Glottal stops -- 17. New horizons. Tracking a change : the case of y'all -- 18. Linguistic life goes on. The grammatical heart of nonstandard English -- 19. And dialect life goes on. Dialect in Middle Earth -- 20. Times a-changin'. Appendix : The location of the towns and counties of England referred to in this book
Control code
55729974
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[viii], 584 p.
Isbn
9781585676019
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004054727
Other physical details
ill., maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1235637
Label
The stories of English, David Crystal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [551]-560) and indexes
Contents
1. The origins of Old English. The Celtic language puzzle -- 2. The Old English dialects. The rise and fall of West Saxon -- 3. Early lexical diversity. Understanding Danes -- 4. Stylistic variation in Old English. Grammatical transition -- 5. The transition to Middle English. Two Peterborough Chronicles -- 6. A trilingual nation. Lay Subsidy dialects -- 7. Lexical invasions. The first dialect story -- 8. Evolving variation. Well well -- 9. A dialect age. Where did the -s ending come from? -- 10. The emerging standard. Complaining about change -- 11. Printing and its consequences. The first English dictionary -- 12. Early modern English preoccupations. Choosing thou or you -- 13. Linguistic daring. Avoiding transcriptional anaemia -- 14. Dialect fallout. A beggarly portrayal -- 15. Stabilizing disorder. Delusions of simplicity -- 16. Standard rules. Glottal stops -- 17. New horizons. Tracking a change : the case of y'all -- 18. Linguistic life goes on. The grammatical heart of nonstandard English -- 19. And dialect life goes on. Dialect in Middle Earth -- 20. Times a-changin'. Appendix : The location of the towns and counties of England referred to in this book
Control code
55729974
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[viii], 584 p.
Isbn
9781585676019
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004054727
Other physical details
ill., maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1235637

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