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English in Nineteenth-Century England An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0521476844

ISBN-13: 9780521476843

Edition: 1999

Authors: Manfred G�rlach

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Nineteenth-century English can in many ways be claimed to have laid the foundations for the present-day language, but until recently it has not received as much attention from scholars of linguistics as the English of earlier periods. This book provides an introduction to the distinctive features of nineteenth-century English in England, from spelling to text-types. It examines a wide range of varieties, including political speeches, newspaper articles, advertisements, obituaries, Sunday School poetry, and culinary recipes, so as to illustrate the range of dialects and levels found in the language of that period. The first part of the book provides an overview of the subject, while the…    
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Book details

List price: $46.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/4/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 354
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Manfred Gorlach is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Koln, Germany

Introduction
Regional and social varieties
Spelling and pronunciation
Inflexion
Syntax
Lexis
Text types and style
Provisional conclusions
Texts
Information on texts and authors