The History of Late Modern Englishes

The History of Late Modern Englishes

The main aim of this book is, of course, to tell the eventful history of English from the eighteenth century up to the ... 'Geographical locations' come to the fore during the Late Modern English period, because this is the time when ...

Author: Keith Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429513213

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

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The History of Late Modern Englishes provides an accessible and student-friendly introduction to the history of the English language from the beginning of the eighteenth century up until the present day. Taking an activity-based approach, this text ensures that students learn by engaging with the fascinating evolution of this language rather than by simply reading about it. The History of Late Modern Englishes: • Covers the development of Englishes around the world, not only in the British Isles, but also in the United States, Canada, India, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and Melanesia, as well as in other countries around the world where English is used as a lingua franca; • Accommodates the needs of both native and non-native speakers of English, with helpful features such as a glossary of key terms and questions to guide the reader through the book; • Includes activity sections and discussion points to help students engage with the text; • Is accompanied by e-resources which include further activities and additional coverage of points of interest in the book. Written by an experienced teacher and author, this book is an essential course textbook for any module on the history of English and the perfect accompaniment to the author’s own The History of Early English.
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Writing History in Late Modern English

Writing History in Late Modern English

In Artur Kijak, Andrzej M. Łęcki & Jerzy Nykiel (Eds.), Current Developments in English Historical Linguistics. Studies in Honour of Rafal Molencki (275–303). Katowice: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego. Sauer, Hans. (2018a).

Author: Isabel Moskowich

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027262011

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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This volume focuses on the relationship and interaction of language and science between 1700 and 1900. It pays particular attention to English History writing in late Modern English as compiled in the Corpus of History English Texts (CHET), a newly released sub-corpus of the Coruña Corpus of English Scientific Writing. The chapters cover methodological issues, the period and the status of the discipline itself, as well as pilot studies for the description of scientific discourse using CHET. They embrace topics in several linguistic fields: discourse analysis, syntax, semantics, morpho-syntax. The studies take into account extralinguistic parameters of texts, such as year of publication, sex of the author, geographical provenance of authors and the communicative formats/genres to which the text sample belongs. In the particular case of CHET, the collected samples can be grouped in eight different categories and such categories, as well as the above-mentioned metadata information, can be used to search the corpus. The book is of interest for scholars specialised in corpus linguistics and historical linguistics, as well as linguists in general. The metadata information used for analysis can also be of interest for historians and historians of science in particular.The Corpus of History English Texts (CHET), accompanied by the Coruña Corpus Tool (CCT), purpose-designed software by IrLab, is accessible online at the Repositorio Universidade Coruña at http://hdl.handle.net/2183/21849
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Late Modern English

Late Modern English

Late Modern English: A bird's-eye view Scholars who wish to investigate the English of the eighteenth and ... What used to be a comparatively neglected period in the history of the language has become a vibrant field of research.

Author: Merja Kytö

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027261434

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 359

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The past few decades have witnessed an unprecedented surge of interest in the language of the Late Modern English period. Late Modern English: Novel Encounters covers a broad range of topics addressed by international experts in fields such as phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, spelling and pragmatics; this makes the collection attractive to any scholar or student interested in the history of English. Each of the four thematic sections in the book represents a core area of Late Modern English studies. This division makes it easy for specialists to access the chapters that are of immediate relevance to their own work. An introductory chapter establishes connections between chapters within as well as between the four sections. The volume highlights recent advances in research methodology such as spelling normalization and other areas of corpus linguistics; several contributions also shed light on the interplay of internal and external factors in language change.
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Late Modern English Syntax

Late Modern English Syntax

Current Issues in Late Modern English, 57–87. Bern: Lang. 2011 .Joseph Priestley, Grammarian: Late Modern English Normativism and Usage in a Sociohistorical Context. Utrecht: LOT Publications. Stuurman, Frits. 1990.

Author: Marianne Hundt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139992404

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Late Modern period is the first in the history of English for which an unprecedented wealth of textual material exists. Using increasingly sophisticated databases, the contributions in this volume explore grammatical usage from the period, specifically morphological and syntactic change, in a broad context. Some chapters explore the socio-historical background of the period while others provide information on prescriptivism, newspaper language, language contact, and regional variation in British and American English. Internal processes of change are discussed against grammaticalisation theory and construction grammar and the rich body of textual evidence is used to draw inferences on the precise nature of historical change. Exposing readers to a wealth of data that informs the description of a broad range of syntactic phenomena, this book is ideal for graduate students and researchers interested in historical linguistics, corpus linguistics and language development.
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Current Issues in Late Modern English

Current Issues in Late Modern English

There is also much Late Modern data in Visser's ( 1963– 1973 ) monumental historical syntax , but during the 1970s and 80s this particular temporal layer of the monument did not spark a great deal of further work either .

Author: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039116606

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 436

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Papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Late Modern English, held at the University of Leiden in 2007.
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Studies in Late Modern English Correspondence

Studies in Late Modern English Correspondence

Fitzmaurice , Susan M. 2002. The Familiar Letter in Early Modern English . Amsterdam : Benjamins . Jucker , Andreas H. ( ed . ) 1995. Historical Pragmatics . Pragmatic Developments in the History of English . Amsterdam : Benjamins .

Author: Marina Dossena

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039116584

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

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The studies presented in this volume concentrate on aspects of Late Modern English correspondence in the usage of individuals belonging to different social classes, writing for different purposes, and finding themselves in different social contexts, both in Britain and in its colonies. As the growing body of research published in recent years has shown, analysing the language of letters presents both a challenge and an opportunity to obtain access to as full a range of styles as would be possible for a period for which we only have access to the language in its written form. It is an area of study in which all the contributors have considerable expertise, which affords them to present data findings while discussing important methodological issues. In addition, in most cases data derive from specially-designed 'second-generation' corpora, reflecting state-of-the-art approaches to historical sociolinguistics and pragmatics. Theoretical issues concerning letters as a text type, their role in social network analysis, and their value in the identification of register or variety specific traits are highlighted, alongside issues concerning the (often less than easy) relationship between strictly codified norms and actual usage on the part of speakers whose level of education could vary considerably.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Language Change and Variation from Old English to Late Modern English

Language Change and Variation from Old English to Late Modern English

Middle English origin of unless Both the OED and the MED cite the prepositional phrase oflinluponlon + less as the origin ... A Representative Corpus of Historical English Registers ( ARCHER ) , The Corpus of Late Modern English Texts ...

Author: Merja Kytö

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3034303726

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 422

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This collection reflects Minoji Akimoto's concern with studies of change in English that are theoretically-informed, but founded on substantial bodies of data. Some of the contributors focus on individual texts and text-types, among them literature and journalism, others on specific periods, from Old English to the nineteenth century, but the majority trace a linguistic process - such as negation, passivisation, complementation or grammaticalisation - through the history of English. While several papers take a fresh look at manuscript evidence, the harnessing of wideranging electronic corpora is a recurring feature methodologically. The linguistic fields treated include word semantics, stylistics, orthography, word-order, pragmatics and lexicography. The volume also contains a bibliography of Professor Akimoto's writings and an index of linguistic terms.
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Syntactic Change in Late Modern English

Syntactic Change in Late Modern English

2012. “Late Modern English: Syntax”. In Bergs, Alexander, and Brinton, Laurel J. (eds.), English Historical Linguistics: An International Handbook. Vol. 1. Berlin and Boston: Mouton de Gruyter, 869–87. Aitchison, Jean. 2001.

Author: Erik Smitterberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108474221

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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This book provides a fresh perspective on language change in Late Modern English, and is illustrated with corpus-linguistic case studies.
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Introduction to Late Modern English

Introduction to Late Modern English

(2001), Eighteenth-Century English, Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter. — (2004), Text Types and the History of English, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Grund, Peter and Terry Walker (2006), 'The subjunctive in adverbial clauses in ...

Author: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748631308

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Some twenty years ago it was widely believed that nothing much happened to the English language since the beginning of the eighteenth century. Recent research has shown that this is far from true, and this book offers an introduction to a period that forms the tail end of the standardisation process (codification and prescription), during which important social changes such as the Industrial Revolution are reflected in the language. Late Modern English is currently receiving a lot of scholarly attention, mainly as a result of new developments in sociohistorical linguistics and corpus linguistics. By drawing on such research the present book offers a much fuller account of the language of the period than was previously possible. It is designed for students and beginning scholars interested in Late Modern English. The volume includes: * a basis in recent research by which sociolinguistic models are applied to earlier stages of the language (1700-1900) * a focus on people as speakers (wherever possible) and writers of English* Research questions aimed at acquiring skills at working with important electronic research tools such as Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), the Oxford English Dictionary and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography* Reference to electronically available texts and databases such as Martha Ballard's Diary, the Proceedings of the Old Bailey and Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management.
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Transatlantic Perspectives on Late Modern English

Transatlantic Perspectives on Late Modern English

Social roles and language practices in Late Modern English. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. ... Jamieson's dictionary of Scots: he story of the irst historical dictionary of the Scots language. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Author: Marina Dossena

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027268877

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 221

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The volume presents an innovative approach to studies in Late Modern English by giving attention to variation and change in varieties of English on both sides of the Atlantic. As new corpora become available, scholarly interests broaden their horizons to encompass varieties, the history of which has only just begun to be investigated, and which are likely to yield significant findings. The contributors, whose long experience in the field of English historical linguistics ensures in-depth investigations, employ state-of-the-art tools for the analysis of specific phenomena and to set these in the light of a more encompassing framework concerning different text types and sociolinguistic considerations. While usage guides and dictionaries prove remarkable in their contribution to the definition of what is (not) acceptable in specific social circles, the language of ordinary users also takes centre stage in studies of correspondence, journals and travelogues. The volume is expected to appeal to scholars and students interested in the linguistic history of English as seen in contexts on which – until now – relatively little light has been shed.
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