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A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles

Volume 1, Sounds and Spellings, 1st Edition

By Otto Jespersen


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This book was first published in 1954.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. The basis. Consonants

3. The basis. Vowels and dipthongs

4. The basis . Quantity

5. Stress

6. The earliest changes

7. Early changes in consonant-groups

8. The great vowel-shift

9. Unstressed vowels

10. Loss of consonants and rise of

11. Seventeenth century vowel changes

12. Eighteenth century changes

13. Present English sounds. Consonants

14. Present English sounds. Vowels

15. Conclusion

About the Series

Otto Jespersen

Collected English Writings
Otto Jespersen is one of the foremost philologists of recent times. A genius phoneticist and a revolutionary force in the teaching of languages, Jespersen's contribution to the understanding of language cannot be overrated. This set offers an unprecedented opportunity to own all of his most influential works written in English in one superb collection. It includes his much referenced 'Modern English Grammar', 'The Philosophy of Grammar', 'How to Teach a Foreign Language', as well as a tome documenting his own constructed language 'Novial Lexike.'

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General