Nineteenth-Century English: Stability and Change - Studies in English Language (Hardback)Merja Kyto (editor), Mats Ryden (editor), Erik Smitterberg (editor), Merja Kyt (series editor), Bas Aarts (series editor), John Algeo (series editor), Susan Fitzmaurice (series editor), Richard Hogg (series editor), Charles F. Meyer (series editor)
Hardback 316 Pages / Published: 19/10/2006
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This volume of Studies in English Language focuses on the nineteenth century, an important period of both stability and change for the English language. Through ten detailed case studies, it highlights the relationships between English, its users, and nineteenth-century society, looking particularly at gender differences and variation across genres. It also discusses major structural aspects of nineteenth-century English, such as nouns, verbs and adjectives, and Germanic vs. Romance vocabulary. Although the nineteenth century is often viewed as a relatively stable period in the development of the language, this volume shows the 1800s to be a time of significant change, some of which continued into the twentieth century. By making comparisons possible with both earlier and later periods, it makes an important contribution to our overall understanding of the history of the English language.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 316
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 22 mm
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