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The seminar will examine the phonological, morphological, syntactic and lexical-semantic features of Early Modern English, i.e. of the language and its development between 1500 and 1750. This is the time when for instance Shakespeare or Milton wrote their works. This is also the time when an English standard developed and when the Renaissance had an important impact on the development of the English vocabulary. Based on the reading and analysis of Early Modern English texts, the seminar will not only focus on the enrichment and change of the vocabulary, but also examine important sound changes in that period (last but not least the famous Tudor Vowel Shift) and discuss morphological and syntactic peculiarities (such as Lucilla hir company, etc.) and finally investigate the development of varieties of English.
Barber, Charles. 1997. Early Modern English. Edinburgh University Press.
Klausur, 90 min
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