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List of Figures
List of Symbols and Conventions
1English as a Changing Language
1.3 Lexical Change
1.4 Semantic Change
1.5 Morphological Change
1.6 Syntactic Change
1.7 Study Questions
2Language Families and the Pre-History of English
2.2 The Roots of English and Proto-Indo-European
2.3 Meeting the Ancestors I
2.4 Meeting the Ancestors II
2.5 Study Questions
3Old English, 500–1100
3.2 Social History
3.3 Anglo-Saxon Literature
3.4 The Language of Old English
Table 3.1 Gender classifications for OE nouns
3.5 Doing Anglo-Saxon Gender: Heroic Men andMonstrous Women
3.6 Study Questions
4Middle English, 1100–1500
4.2 Social History
4.3 Middle English Literature
4.4 The Language of Middle English
4.5 Contact and Change: Middle English Creolization?
4.6 Study Questions
5Early Modern English, 1500–1700
5.2 Social History
5.3 Early Modern English Literature
5.4 The Language of Early Modern English
5.5 Contact and Change: English in Barbados
5.6 Study Questions
6Modern English, 1700 Onwards
6.2 The Eighteenth Century and the Rise ofthePrescriptive Tradition
6.3 Nineteenth-Century Contact and Change: TheCase of Singlish
6.4 The Twenty-First Century and Beyond: WhereWill English Boldly Go?
6.5 Conclusion
6.6 Study Questions
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The History of English

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