Origins of the English Language

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Simon and Schuster, 18. apr 1986 - 422 pages
 

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Contents

History and Language
3
The Nature of Language
11
Native and Borrowed
41
From Middle English to Modern English
65
The Establishment of Modern English
91
Creating New Words
119
Semantic Change
153
Semantic Change in Its Social Context
195
The Noun Phrase
229
The Verb Phrase
259
Between Grammar and Phonology
293
Phonological Change
301
From Old English to Modern
333
References
369
Index of Modern English Words
381
Subject Index
411

Between Semantics and Grammar
215

Common terms and phrases

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