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Title: English Dialects
Subtitle: From the Eighth Century to the Present Day
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Walter W. Skeat
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107401877 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 12.99
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Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. Published in 1911, W. W. Skeat's English Dialects from the Eighth Century to the Present Day offers a sketch of the beginnings of dialects in England, the elements of Scandinavian and French influence on them, and their gradual development over a period of twelve hundred years.
1. Dialects and their value 2. Dialects in early times 3. The dialects of Northumbria, till AD 1300 4. The dialects of Northumbria, AD 1300-1400 5. Northumbrian in the fifteenth century 6. The southern dialect 7. The southern dialect of Kent 8. The Mercian dialect 9. Foreign elements in the dialects 10. Later history of the dialects 11. The modern dialects 12. A few specimens
Bibliography Index Facsimile: the only English proclamation of Henry III