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Alliteration and Sound Change in Early English

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ISBN-10: 0521573173

ISBN-13: 9780521573177

Edition: 2002

Authors: Donka Minkova, S. R. Anderson, J. Bresnan, B. Comrie, W. Dressler

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This study uses evidence from early English verse to determine when certain sound changes took place in the transition from Old to Middle English. Examination of the behaviour of onset clusters sheds new light on the chronology and motivation of cluster reduction.
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Book details

List price: $163.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/13/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 422
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

List of figures
List of tables
List of abbreviations
Preface
Social and linguistic setting of alliterative verse in Anglo-Saxon and Medieval England
Linguistic structures in English alliterative verse
Segmental histories: velar palatalization
Syllable structure
ONSET and cluster alliteration in Old English: the case of sp-, st-, sk-
ONSET and cluster alliteration in Middle English
Verse evidence for cluster simplification in Middle English
References
Index of names
Subject index