Studies in Middle and Modern English: Historical Variation

Tani, A. and Smith, J. (Eds.) (2017) Studies in Middle and Modern English: Historical Variation. Series: Studies in the history of the English language. Kaitakusha: Tokyo. ISBN 9784758922494

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This is the second of the paired volumes which derive from the conference ‘MMECL 2011: Middle and Modern English Corpus Linguistics’ held in Osaka on 26-9 August 2011. While the first volume edited by Yoko Iyeiri and Jennifer Smith (Studies in Middle and Modern English: Historical Change, 2014, Osaka: Osaka Books Ltd.) is more concerned with historical change in Middle and Modern English, the present volume includes papers whose interests are more focused on historical (or synchronic) variation of the English language, though naturally with an eye to historical change as well. In the present volume, the six papers discuss variation in language use in the historical record, demonstrating the fact that corpus-based studies, when combined with minute reading or philological approach, can offerinsightful findingsin the analysis of both synchronicand diachronic variation in English. The volume is ordered thematically from morphology via syntax to pragmatics and stylistics.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Smith, Professor Jennifer
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics

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