The Language of Early English Literature: From C Dmon To Milton by Sara Pons-SanzThe Language of Early English Literature: From C Dmon To Milton by Sara Pons-Sanz

The Language of Early English Literature: From C Dmon To Milton

bySara Pons-Sanz

Paperback | January 31, 2014

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How did the English language change from the Old to the Early Modern period? What effect do linguistic and stylistic choices have on a text? Why is it important to consider linguistic features together in a work?

The grammar and vocabulary of the English language changed dramatically between the Old and Early Modern periods. These changes in language usage are explored inThe Language of Early English Literatureby examining the effect of authors' linguistic choices on the descriptions of characters, events, and situations. Written with today's undergraduate student in mind, this
textbook is a highly rewarding guide to the rich history of the English language and literature.

The Language of Early English Literature:
• provides detailed explanations of linguistic features, such as word formation, phrase structure,
syntax, and semantics
• analyses a wide range of texts from Old English, Middle English and Early Modern English, and
establishes comparisons with works written in other languages
• includes an invaluable glossary and an extensive bibliography
Sara M. Pons-Sanz is a Senior Lecturer in English Language at the University of Westminster, UK
Title:The Language of Early English Literature: From C Dmon To MiltonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.65 inPublished:January 31, 2014Publisher:Red Globe PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230291422

ISBN - 13:9780230291423

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Abbreviations and Symbols.- List of Editions.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Semantics.- 3. Processes of Lexical Expansion I: Borrowing.- 4. Processes of Lexical Expansion II: Word-formation.- 5. Noun Phrase.- 6. Personal Pronouns.- 7. Verbal Phrase.- 8. Syntax.- 9. Linguistic Varieties.- 10. Conclusion.- Glossary.- Bibliography.- Index.