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  1. Questions of Intonation

    By Gillian Brown, Karen L. Currie, Joanne Kenworthy

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    First published in 1980, this book questions many of the assumptions that have accumulated around the subject of intonation as it occurs in spontaneous speech, as well as texts read aloud. The book suggests alternative ways of examining the subject and primarily uses data derived from Edinburgh...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Phonology of a South Durham Dialect

    Descriptive, Historical, and Comparative

    By Harold Orton

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    This book, first published in 1933, examines the dialect of the people of Byers Green in County Durham. Orton explores the possible reasons behind why the dialect has signs of external influences, and the ways in which it differs to the dialects of other populations in County Durham. This title...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. A History of English

    By Barbara M. H. Strang

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    A History of English, first published in 1970, is a book for beginners in linguistic history. This title examines the changes in English language speech and writing over a period of almost 2000 years, whilst also exploring more recent changes within the author’s living memory. This title aims to...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Word Maps

    A Dialect Atlas of England

    By Clive Upton, John Widdowson, Stewert Sanderson

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    The maps presented in this volume, first published in 1987, are based on the material of the Survey of English Dialects which was collected from over 300 localities between 1948 and 1961. The 200 word and sound maps included in this title will lead the reader into the fascinating world of the...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Anaphoric Relations in English and French

    A Discourse Perspective

    By Francis Cornish

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    First published in 1986, this book focuses on Anaphoric relations in the English and French languages, a phenomenon that involves a complex interaction between grammar and discourse. Studies of anaphora taking a largely ‘textual’ approach to the subject have tended to underestimate the effect upon...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Cleft and Pseudo-Cleft Constructions in English

    By Peter C. Collins

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    First published in 1991, this book examines the communicative properties of ‘cleft’ and ‘pseudo-cleft’ constructions in contemporary English. The book argues that these properties cannot be ignored in any attempt to provide an adequate grammatical description of the constructions. Furthermore, they...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Studies in the Pronunciation of English

    A Commemorative Volume in Honour of A.C. Gimson

    Edited by Susan Ramsaran

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    First published in 1990, this collection celebrates the life and work of Professor A. C. Gimson, four years after his untimely death in 1985. A. C. Gimson, Professor of Phonetics at University College London, 1966-83, was the most distinguished and influential phonetician of his day concentrating...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Pronouns and Word Order in Old English

    With Particular Reference to the Indefinite Pronoun Man

    By Linda van Bergen

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    First published in 2003, this is a study of the syntactic behaviour of personal pronoun subjects and the indefinite pronoun man, in Old English. It focuses on differences in word order as compared to full noun phrases. In generative work on Old English, noun phrases have usually divided into two...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Towards a Contextual Grammar of English

    The Clause and its Place in the Definition of Sentence

    By Eugene Winter

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    This study, first published in 1982, attempts to show that the foundations of a contextual grammar of English must be firmly based on an adequate definition of the sentence. This book will be of interest to students of language and linguistics....

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Listeners' Guide to Medieval English

    A Discography

    By Betsy Bowden

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    From the middle of the twentieth century, dozens of medievalists and other performers have recorded early English. Many educational institutions already own sound recordings of English before 1500, or may wish to purchase the most useful ones available. This discography aims to assist teachers,...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge