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English Dialects

English Dialects
From the Eighth Century to the Present Day


  • Date Published: August 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107401877

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  • Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. Published in 1911, W. W. Skeat's English Dialects from the Eighth Century to the Present Day offers a sketch of the beginnings of dialects in England, the elements of Scandinavian and French influence on them, and their gradual development over a period of twelve hundred years.

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    • Date Published: August 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107401877
    • length: 152 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.17kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Dialects and their value
    2. Dialects in early times
    3. The dialects of Northumbria, till AD 1300
    4. The dialects of Northumbria, AD 1300–1400
    5. Northumbrian in the fifteenth century
    6. The southern dialect
    7. The southern dialect of Kent
    8. The Mercian dialect
    9. Foreign elements in the dialects
    10. Later history of the dialects
    11. The modern dialects
    12. A few specimens
    Facsimile: the only English proclamation of Henry III.

  • Author

    Walter W. Skeat

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