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Historical Outlines from Sound to Text

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Bergs, Alexander / Brinton, Laurel

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(Paperback | ISBN 9783110522389 | 255 pages)

Summary

The volume provides a comprehensive overview of the history of English and explores key questions and debates. A re-evaluation of the concept of periodization is followed by overviews of changes in the traditional linguistic areas &#8211 phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics &#8211 and chapters on prosody, idioms, fixed expressions, onomastics, orthography, register, and standardization, among others.