|List of Illustrations||vii|
|List of Abbreviations||ix|
|Key to Phonetic Symbols||x|
|Introduction: A History of English Lynda Mugglestone||1|
|1.||Preliminaries: Before English Terry Hoad||7|
|2.||Beginnings and Transitions: Old English Susan Irvine||32|
|3.||Contacts and Conflicts: Latin, Norse, and French Matthew Townend||61|
|4.||Middle English—Dialects and Diversity Marilyn Corrie||86|
|5.||From Middle to Early Modern English Jeremy J. Smith||120|
|6.||Restructuring Renaissance English April McMahon||147|
|7.||Mapping Change in Tudor English Terttu Nevalainen||178|
|8.||The Babel of Renaissance English Paula Blank||212|
|9.||English at the Onset of the Normative Tradition Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade||240|
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Publication information: Book title: The Oxford History of the English Language. Contributors: Lynda Mugglestone - Editor. Publisher: Oxford University Press. Place of publication: Oxford, England. Publication year: 2006. Page number: v.
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