Irregularities in Modern English

Second edition revised by Erik Hansen

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This book, which appeared first in a Danish version in 1980 and subsequently in an English translation in 1986, reverses the history of the English language: it takes present-day English ‘irregularities’ in grammar and spelling as its point of departure, providing historical explanations only to the extent that they illustrate modern forms. A number of comparisons with developments in other Germanic languages are given, not only with Danish phenomena as in the original Danish edition, but also with Dutch and German ones. The authors believe that such comparisons shed light on English language history as well as contribute to make the book more interesting also to students of other Germanic languages.
[NOWELE Supplement Series, 2]  2007.  xii, 382 pp.
Publishing status: Available | Original publisher: University Press of Southern Denmark
Table of Contents
Preface
ix–xi
Introduction
1–41
Nouns
43–62
Adjectives
63–78
Adverbs
79–86
Numerals
87–94
Pronouns and determiners
95–173
Verbs
175–261
Particles
263–287
Vowels
289–318
Consonants
319–337
Texts
339–351
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND ABBREVIATIONS
353–360
WORD INDEX
361–382
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2AB – Linguistics/English
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008540787