An Introduction to Middle English (Paperback)

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An Introduction to Middle English (Paperback)


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First published in 1937, this book supplies a history of the living growth of the English language from Old English to the medieval period. It offers an in-depth study of the growth of vocabulary through literature and social interaction, bringing out the fact that it is chiefly words that foreign influence has affected -- leaving sentence structure almost unaltered. Isolative and combinative changes in phonology, the accidence of nouns and plurals, pronouns and adverbs, and verbs are also examined in detail, along with a general overview of the features Middle English and a brief outline of each dialect's most striking characteristics.

Product Details ISBN: 9781138658837
ISBN-10: 1138658839
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: January 18th, 2018
Pages: 138
Language: English