An Historical Study of English: Function, Form, and Change

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Index
To save space, this Index does not include references to persons whose names occur only in the 'Suggestions for further reading'. Where topics are covered very frequently, an initial definition only is referred to.
a
AB-language 18 , 30 , 67 , 68 , 130 , 132 , 146 , 147 , 158
ablaut 46
acceptance 76 , 77
accommodation theory 9
acts of identity 9
actuation of change see triggering of change
Adam, R. 174
Ælfric (Abbot and homilist) 19 , 58 , 81 , 97
Agard, J. 191
Agutter, A. 77
Aitchison, J. 42 , 197
Alfred (King) 19
Alleyne, M. 190
allograph 57 , 63
allophone:
defined16
Alloway 173
amelioration 120
America 24 , 25 , 37 , 65 , 82
amoeba 42
analogy:
defined46
analysis see synthesis to analysis
Ancrene Riwle see Ancrene Wisse
Ancrene Wisse21 , 30 , 67 , 130 , 146
Andersen, R. 175
Angeln 127
Anglian 98 , 106 , 127 , 131 , 133 , 147 , 177 ;
see also Mercian, Northumbrian
Anglicana script 59 , 60 , 63 ;
Anglicana facilis 59 ;
Anglicana formata 57 , 59 , 61 , 62
Anglo-Norman see French
Anglo-Saxon kingdoms 17
Apology for Poetry see Sidney, P.
Arawak 188
arbitrariness 15 , 113 , 114
aristocracy 22 , 37 , 108 , 167 , 172
Aristotle 113
Arte of English Poesie, The see Puttenham, G.
aspect 161
assimilation phenomena 82
associative meaning see meaning, connotative
Atkins, J. 30
Auchinleck Manuscript see manuscripts
Augustan English 36 , 37 , 171 , 172 , 174
Australia 24 , 25 , 65
Authorised Version see Bible
auxiliary verbs see verbs
Auzon Casket 18 , 82
Ayenbite of Inwyt21 , 130
Ayrshire 173
Aztec see Nahuatl

b
Bailey, C.-J. N 194
Baldinger, K. 114
Ballantine, J., of Ayr 170
Barber, C. xi
Basque 154
Bastard script 60 , 61
Barnes, W. 65
Basilikon Doron see James VI and I (King)

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations viii
  • Plates ix
  • Preface x
  • Acknowledgements xiii
  • Symbols and Signs, Mainly Phonetic xvi
  • Part I 1
  • 1 - Introduction 3
  • 2 - On Evidence 13
  • 3 - Linguistic Evolution 39
  • Part II 53
  • 4 - Transmission I: Change in Writing-System 55
  • 5 - Transmission Ii: Sound-Change 79
  • 6 - Change in the Lexicon 112
  • 7 - Grammatical Change 141
  • Part III 163
  • 8 - Two Varieties in Context 165
  • 9 - Conclusion 194
  • Notes 197
  • Suggestions for Further Reading 201
  • References 207
  • Index 216
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