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By Richard M. Hogg

ISBN-10: 1444339338

ISBN-13: 9781444339338

First released in 1992, A Grammar of previous English, quantity 1: Phonology was once a landmark e-book that during the intervening years has no longer been passed in its intensity of scholarship and usability to the sphere. With the 2011 posthumous ebook of Richard M. Hogg’s Volume 2: Morphology, Volume 1 is back in print, now in paperback, in order that students can personal this whole work.

  • Takes account of significant advancements either within the box of outdated English reviews and in linguistic theory
  • Takes complete benefit of the Dictionary of Old English venture at Toronto, and comprises complete cross-references to the DOE data
  • Fully makes use of paintings in phonemic and generative thought and comparable topics
  • Provides fabric the most important for destiny study either in diachronic and synchronic phonology and in historic sociolinguistics

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72, and that it is always preceded by a long vowel or diphthong. Here too the early glossaries and Kt show 〈-u〉 spellings, for example, ErfGl 610 mbu for mww ‘gull’, CorpGl 2 stdu for stdw ‘place’. 41 From the above discussion it might seem possible to postulate an overall vowel and diphthong system for OE, but this would be to ignore many differences which occur both dialectally and diatopically. For an attempt to describe the changing relationships between dialects and over time see Kuhn (1961).

1 Lengthening of consonants is indicated by doubling, for example, 〈dd〉. 1 Some early texts have 〈qu〉 for initial /kw/, for example, EpGl 661 qui¨a ‘womb’. 1 The feature of [voice] was phonologically contrastive for stops and affricates, whilst [length] was contrastive for all classes except approximants, but not necessarily contrastive for all members of each class. At one stage long consonants must have occurred both medially and finally, but by the period of the written texts they only occurred intervocalically over syllable boundaries.

Dæ8 ‘day’, grw8 ‘grey’. 3 In LWS and lNbr especially the compromise spellings 〈-bi8, -wi8〉 are found, but note CorpGl 2093 sei8n ‘sign’, 850 grbi8. 38 that the result of vocalization of i8 is c, not r. With Kt e for æ. With Angl b for w1. 72, and that it is always preceded by a long vowel or diphthong. Here too the early glossaries and Kt show 〈-u〉 spellings, for example, ErfGl 610 mbu for mww ‘gull’, CorpGl 2 stdu for stdw ‘place’. 41 From the above discussion it might seem possible to postulate an overall vowel and diphthong system for OE, but this would be to ignore many differences which occur both dialectally and diatopically.

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