Late Modern English

Novel encounters

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| Uppsala University
| Uppsala University
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The past few decades have witnessed an unprecedented surge of interest in the language of the Late Modern English period. Late Modern English: Novel Encounters covers a broad range of topics addressed by international experts in fields such as phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, spelling and pragmatics; this makes the collection attractive to any scholar or student interested in the history of English. Each of the four thematic sections in the book represents a core area of Late Modern English studies. This division makes it easy for specialists to access the chapters that are of immediate relevance to their own work. An introductory chapter establishes connections between chapters within as well as between the four sections. The volume highlights recent advances in research methodology such as spelling normalization and other areas of corpus linguistics; several contributions also shed light on the interplay of internal and external factors in language change.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 214]  2020.  vii, 359 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
vii
Introduction: Late Modern English studies into the twenty-first century
Merja Kytö and Erik Smitterberg
2–17
Part I. Phonology
22–64
“A received pronunciation”: Eighteenth-century pronouncing dictionaries and the precursors of RP
Joan C. Beal
22–41
The interplay of internal and external factors in varieties of English
Raymond Hickey
44–64
Part II. Morphosyntax
68–163
The myth of American English gotten as a historical retention
Lieselotte Anderwald
68–90
Changes affecting relative clauses in Late Modern English
Julia Bacskai-Atkari
92–115
Diffusion of do: The acquisition of do negation by have (to)
Tomoharu Hirota
118–142
A diachronic constructional analysis of locative alternation in English, with particular attention to load and spray
Yasuaki Ishizaki
144–163
Part III. Orthography, vocabulary and semantics
168–268
In search of “the lexicographic stamp”: George Augustus Sala, slang and Late Modern English dictionaries
Rita Queiroz de Barros
168–183
“Divided by a common language”?: The treatment of Americanism(s) in Late Modern English dictionaries and usage guides on both sides of the Atlantic
Ulrich Busse
186–202
Women writers in the 18th century: The semantics of motion in their choice of perfect auxiliaries
Nuria Calvo Cortes
204–218
Eighteenth-century French cuisine terms and their semantic integration in English
Julia Landmann
220–241
Spelling normalisation of Late Modern English: Comparison and combination of VARD and character-based statistical machine translation
Gerold Schneider
244–268
Part IV. Pragmatics and discourse
272–355
A far from simple matter revisited: The ongoing grammaticalization of far from
Laurel J. Brinton and Tohru Inoue
272–293
What it means to describe speech: Pragmatic variation and change in speech descriptors in Late Modern English
Peter J. Grund
296–314
Being Wilde: Social representation of the public image of Oscar Wilde
Minna Nevala and Arja Nurmi
316–331
“I am desired (…) to desire”: Routines of power in the British Colonial Office correspondence on the Cape Colony (1827–1830)
Matylda Włodarczyk
334–355
Index
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019055935