English in Modern Times (Paperback)Joan C. Beal (author)
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This book is sociohistorical in orientation, arguing that social changes in the Anglophone world need to be taken into account if we are to understand the linguistic changes that occurred during this period.
Further chapters deal with changes in vocabulary, syntax and morphology and phonology and with the attempts of lexicographers, grammarians and elocutionists to arrest and control these changes by codifying the language. Unlike many earlier histories of English, 'English in Modern Times' does not define 'English' as confined to Standard (English) English, but also considers the development of extraterritorial Englishes and non-standard varieties of British English in the Later Modern period.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 12 mm
English in Modern Times is a welcome and praiseworthy addition to existing scholarship on the history of English.
English Language and Linguistics
"It can be read with great profit."
Anglistik, Vol 18.1