General index

a
A Grammatical Reading Class Book235 -6
Aberdeenshire 23
accents see class, pronunciation, RP
address, language of 64, 83, 105, 210
advertising English 90
Aelfric 20, 220
affrication 129, 132, 135
Africa 9, 182, 184, 199, 201, 204, 210, 212, 213 ;
see also East Africa, Nigeria, etc.
African English 206, 208, 210 ;
languages 184, 188, 206, 211 ;
words in 206, 210, 11 ;
writers 210, 11
Afrikaans 187, 192, 214
Aire, river 223
Alfred, King 8, 22, 24, 47, 219
allophones see phoneme
alphabet 35 -6;
see also runes, spelling
America:
settlers in 186, 187, 189, 196 -7;
see also USA
American English:
Academy 191, 195 ;
attitudes to 56, 189, 195, 198 -9;
codification 191, 198, 240 ;
development 161, 188 -9;
'General American' 198 ;
influence 182, 188, 190, 191, 199, 209, 212 ;
pronunciation 138, 140, 142, 191, 197, 200 ;
regional variations 191, 197, 199 ;
spelling 188, 209, 240 ;
words 186, 188, 191, 195, 196, 197, 198, 209, 240 ;
see also Black American, USA
analogy 103
Ancrene Wisse222 -3
Anglo-Saxon (Old English) dialects 19, 21, 27, 102, 113, 154, 218, 20, 223 ;
grammar 86, 95, 104, 108, 10, 222, 256 ;
pronouns 104 ;
pronunciation 23, 114, 131, 140, 145, 222, 223, 257 ;
rank-terms 79, 80 ;
spelling 37 -8;
texts 62, 218, 21, 247 ;
words 19, 37, 53, 62, 64, 65, 69, 71, 72, 79, 80, 131, 158, 172, 175, 220, 243, 257 :
writing 24 ;
see also Mercian, Northumbria, West Saxon
Anglo-Saxons:
conversion 255 -6,
invasion 16 -19;
kingdoms 7, 8, 20, 22, 158 ;
relationship with Celts 17, 19, 153, 178 ;
relationship with Romans 15, 16 ;
relationship with Vikings 22 -6;
settlement 18, 21, 64, 221 ;
see also Celtic, Mercia, Northumbria, Wessex
Arabic 11, 12, 13, 182, 201
Arawaks 184
archaism 47
Arte of English Poesie231
aspect 93 -4;
see also tense-system
assimilation 128, 131, 177
Athelstan 8, 25
Austen, Jane 103
Australia 182, 186, 187, 188, 189, 191, 264
Austro-Hungarian Empire 211
auxiliary verbs 94, 108 -9;
see also verbs

b
Bajan 253 -4;
see also Barbados
BanglaDesh 207
Barbados 184, 253 -4
BBC English 55, 115 ;
pronunciation monitoring panel 117
Bede, Venerable 20, 219, 223
Bedfordshire 39
Belfast 171, 172, 176
Belgium 12, 167
Bengal 201
Beowulf20, 97, 99
Berkshire 177
Bernstein, Basil 110
Bible 161 ;
and colonial settlement 189 ;
Authorised Version 46, 220 ;
Cornish 178 -9;
Irish Gaelic 169 ;
Manx 179 ;

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