A Latin-English and English-Latin Dictionary

For the Use of Schools ; Chiefly from the Lexicons of Freund, Georges, and Kaltschmidt

A Latin-English and English-Latin Dictionary


Specimens of Early English Metrical Romances

To which is Prefixed an Historical Introduction on the Rise and Progress of Romantic Composition in France and England

Specimens of Early English Metrical Romances


A Smaller Latin-English Dictionary

Abridged from the Larger Dictionary. With a Dictionary of Proper Names, and Tables of the Roman Calendar, Measures, Weights, and Money

A Smaller Latin-English Dictionary


A Latin-English Dictionary

Abridged from the Larger Work of White and Riddle

A Latin-English Dictionary


Studies in Late Modern English Correspondence

Methodology and Data

Studies in Late Modern English Correspondence

The studies presented in this volume concentrate on aspects of Late Modern English correspondence in the usage of individuals belonging to different social classes, writing for different purposes, and finding themselves in different social contexts, both in Britain and in its colonies. As the growing body of research published in recent years has shown, analysing the language of letters presents both a challenge and an opportunity to obtain access to as full a range of styles as would be possible for a period for which we only have access to the language in its written form. It is an area of study in which all the contributors have considerable expertise, which affords them to present data findings while discussing important methodological issues. In addition, in most cases data derive from specially-designed 'second-generation' corpora, reflecting state-of-the-art approaches to historical sociolinguistics and pragmatics. Theoretical issues concerning letters as a text type, their role in social network analysis, and their value in the identification of register or variety specific traits are highlighted, alongside issues concerning the (often less than easy) relationship between strictly codified norms and actual usage on the part of speakers whose level of education could vary considerably.