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Long Vowel Shifts in English, C. 1050-1700 : Evidence from Spelling (Hardcover) (Gjertrud Flermoen

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"The English language has undergone many sound changes in its long history. Some of these changes had a profound effect on the pronunciation of the language. A number of these significant instances of language evolution are generally grouped together andtermed the 'Great Vowel Shift'. These changes are generally considered to be unrelated to other, similar long-vowel changes taking place a little earlier. This book assesses an extensive range of irregular Middle English spellings for all these changes, with a view to identifying the real course of events: the dates, the chronology, and the dialects that stand out as being innovative. Using empirical evidence to offer a fresh perspective and drawing new, convincing conclusions, Stenbrenden offers an interpretation of the history of the English language which may change our view of sound change completely"--
Number of Pages: 342
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Series Title: Studies in English Language
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Gjertrud Flermoen Stenbrenden
Language: English
Street Date: March 31, 2016
TCIN: 51132495
UPC: 9781107055759
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-2134

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