From Old English to Standard English by Dennis Freeborn
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From Old English to Standard English
By Dennis Freeborn

From Old English to Standard English

A Course Book in Language Variations Across Time 3rd Revised edition

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From Old English to Standard English by Dennis Freeborn

Book Description

This practical and informative course book leads the student through the development of the language from Old English, through Middle and Early Modern English to the establishment of Standard English in the eighteenth century. This third edition has been expanded to provide more guidance and background information for students. New sections have also been added to outline the development of writing hands and provide a brief introduction to palaeography. The book also now has a fully integrated ancillary website.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403998804
ISBN-10: 1403998809
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 472
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Dennis Freeborn

Style by Dennis Freeborn Style, Paperback (June 1996)

This new coursebook offers teachers and students a thorough and lively guide to stylistic and critical analysis of a range of texts, both literary and non-literary, classic and contemporary. Full of examples and exercises, this is an invaluable book for all students of English language and its usage.

Course Book in English Grammar by Dennis Freeborn Course Book in English Grammar, Paperback (May 1995)

A revised and expanded edition which has additional chapters and material. A new opening chapter discusses the concept of "grammatically correct English" and various approaches to the writing of grammar books. The book itself describes Standard English and has authentic written and spoken examples.

Varieties of English by Dennis Freeborn Varieties of English, Paperback (May 1993)

A topic-based introduction to spoken and written English, providing a wide range of written texts and transcriptions of speech for commentary and analysis. The salient stylistic features are described in linguistic terms where this is relevant to the particular nature of the text or transcript.

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Author Biography - Dennis Freeborn

DENNIS FREEBORN was Head of Language Studies at the College of Ripon and York St. John, UK, until 1984, and was Chief Examiner in English Language Studies for the London University Schools Examinations Board. He is the author of A Course Book in English Grammar and Varieties of English, both also published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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