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English Dialects

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This 1911 text sketches beginnings of dialects in England, the elements of Scandinavian and French influence on them, and their gradual development.
English Dialects
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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.
Preface; 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; Bibliography; Index; Facsimile: the only English proclamation of Henry III.
Author
Walter W. Skeat
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
2011
ISBN-10
1107401879
ISBN-13
9781107401877
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2011-03-03
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Subtitle
From the Eighth Century to the Present Day
Place of Publication
Cambridge
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
DEWEY
427
Birth
1835
Death
1912
Short Title
ENGLISH DIALECTS
Language
English
Media
Book
Pages
152
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
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