Index of words and forms
(In matters of pronunciation or morphology the relevant segment is italicised.)
a
abbot 20
access 100
after+verb 171
ain't 196, 199
aldormann 79
already 207
alright 67
angry 23, 196
apostle 20
assembly 240
augmentacioun 227
averse to 52
Avon 17
awfully 65
awkward 23
Axe 17

b
bad/bag
bag (udder) 172
be 90, 198
been-to 210
birria 197
blue/blew177
bone 23, 38
boor 127
born-and-die 210, 11
bourgeois 81
break 257
budgerigar 186
Bun na h'Abhann 252
bush 187
busy 53
butcher 29
buxom 84 -5

c
canny250
can't/cannot 206
cardinal 28
castle 28
catch 29
caught 198
character 240
chase 29
check (cheque) 209
cheese 15
chesterfield 197
child 63
choir 20
chronic 75
churl 79 -80
citizen 77
clarsach 158
clerk 139
cog 171
color 209
come (came) 250
congress 240
consuetude 227
consumer 77
corral 197
court 240
courtesy 77
crass 195
crone 84 -4
cucumber 55
currency 264
cushion 136 -7

d
dance 193
dear 72
debt 53
deer 69
demise 206
democratic 76 -77
die 65, 198
different from 52
dingo 186
do, doing, done 91, 206, 207
do be 168, 171
doll 84
don (to do) 220, 254
dote 158
doth 108
drab 84
drownded 199

e
each and every 206
eage (eye) 220
Eccles 19
een (eyes) 99
elder (udder) 172
enough233

f
fall (autumn) 188
father 63
fatigue 240
faucet 191, 209
fee simple 45
feet 99
fellow 82
fern 158
fetch131
film 171
first 139
fleogan 102 -3
forehead 54
fur 158

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Figures vi
  • List of Tables vii
  • Author's Preface to the First Edition viii
  • Preface to the Second Edition ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - Emergence and Consolidation 5
  • 1 - Languages in Contact 7
  • 2 - Standardisation and Writing 31
  • Part II - Changing Patterns of Usage 59
  • 3 - Words and Meanings 61
  • 4 - Grammar 86
  • 5 - Pronunciation 112
  • Part III - Imposition and Spread 147
  • 6 - The Imposition of English in the British Isles 149
  • 7 - English as an International Language 180
  • Part IV - Evidence, Interpretation and Theory 215
  • 8 - A Critical Linguistic History of English Texts 217
  • Theoretical Postscript 255
  • Exercises and Topics for Further Study 266
  • Appendix: International Phonetic Alphabet Consonant Symbols 270
  • Notes and Suggested Reading 272
  • Bibliography 278
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