Essentials of Early English

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Thematic Index
This index is not exhaustive. It is designed to give readers access to initial definitions of linguistic terms, and cross-refer them to the use of those terms in the descriptions of the various language-states. Thus the references are to definitions and to principal discussions of the category in question. References are given to Part I only. The following abbreviations are commonly used here and elsewhere in this book: acc.: accusative; dat.: dative; EModE: Early Modern English; gen.: genitive; ME: Middle English; nom.: nominative; OE: Old English; PDE: Present-Day English; pl.: plural; sg.: singular
a
accent:
defined22
accusative:
defined51 ;
see also case
accusative and infinitive construction: 64
active voice:
see voice
adjective:
defined32 ;
OE 53-4 , 74-5 ;
ME 101-2 , 114-15 ;
EModE 136 , 148
adjective phrase:
defined35 ;
see also adjective
adjective, strong:
defined53-4 ;
see also adjective
adjective, weak:
defined53-4 ;
see also adjective
adjectives, comparison of:
defined32 ;
OE 75 ;
ME 115 ;
EModE 148
adverb:
defined32 ;
OE 76 ;
ME 115 ;
EModE 148-9
adverb clause:
defined38 ;
see also clause
adverb phrase:
defined35 ;
see also adverb
adverbial:
defined36-7
affixation:
see word-formation
agreement (= noun phrase category):
defined40 ;
OE 52-5 ;
ME 99-100 ;
EModE 134
agreement (=verb phrase category):
defined40 ;
OE 56 ;
ME 103-4 ;
EModE 138

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Part One - Descriptive Material 1
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction 3
  • Chapter 2 - Describing Language 17
  • Chapter 3 - Old English 45
  • Chapter 4 - Middle English 91
  • Chapter 5 - Early Modern English 125
  • Part Two - Illustrative Texts 157
  • Section A - About the Texts 158
  • Section A - Old English Texts 159
  • Section B - Middle English Texts 175
  • Section C - Early Modern English Texts 199
  • Part Three 221
  • Annotated Bibliography 223
  • Old English Glossary 229
  • Thematic Index 247
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