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Nineteenth-Century English

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ISBN-10: 0472085409

ISBN-13: 9780472085408

Edition: N/A

Authors: Richard W. Bailey

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Jane Austen's English is far different from Virginia Woolf's, but historians of the English language have given scant attention to the ways in which English changed over the course of the nineteenth century. In Nineteenth-Century English, Richard W. Bailey treads new ground by showing the extent to which the language changed as cultural and economic transformations brought us into the modern world. Six aspects of nineteenth-century English are treated in separate chapters: writing, sounds, words, slang, grammar, and "voices." In each domain, innovation and obsolescence are discussed as they were observed by contemporary writers. Thus Bailey shows how linguistic details gained powerful…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 7/21/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 386
Size: 8.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English