This volume contains indexes to a university library, a monastic library, two cathedral libraries, a diocesan library and three record offices. Outstanding among the manuscripts are two Wycliffite New Testaments and John Mirk's popular sermon collection 'The Festial'.
Features 23 circular walks around the battlefields of Yorkshire, offering the opportunity to visit sites from the Battle of Heathfield in 633, through the War of the Roses and the English Civil War, to military airfields of the WWII. This book includes chapters that contain an account of each battle with information on access and facilities.
Walter Calverley was a noted English squire most remember today for his crime than his status; in 1605, Calverley murdered two of his three sons, and seriously wounded his wife. It was one of the most famous crimes of the century, and playwrights soon began dramatizing the story. One of the most famous versions was "A Yorkshire Tragedy." For years, the play was attributed to William Shakespeare; most scholars now agree that a more likely candidate is Jacobean playwright, Thomas Middleton
This book has been shortlisted for an ESSE book award 2012 in English Language and Linguistics, Junior Scholars. This volume approaches the analysis of variation in English from diachronic, diatopic, and contrastive/comparative perspectives. The individual case studies, all closely interrelated, are organized into three parts or sections. Part I ("Diachronic Studies") applies a variationist methodology to the analysis of developments in the use of the courtesy marker "please," adverbs in "-ly," the "s-" genitive and a number of phrasal combinations with the verb "get." It also examines Early Modern English regional dialect vocabulary. Part II ("Diatopic Studies") is concerned with the analysis of several morphological and phonological features in different varieties of English, namely Standard English, Modern Scottish English, Galwegian English, and Black South-African English. Part III ("Contrastive Studies") contains four chapters dealing with the contrastive analysis of a number of morphosyntactic features, such as the use of modifiers of adjectives by advanced learners of English, the acquisition and use of aspect by advanced EFL learners with different mother-tongue backgrounds, a comparison of the tempo-aspectual categories of English and Italian, and some of the problems encountered by researchers when compiling and analysing learner corpora of spoken language.
Volume I: The British Isles Volume II: North America Volume III: Central America
Author: Tometro Hopkins
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
World Englishes is a twelve-volume series, presenting a comprehensive, detailed survey of English as it is spoken all over the world. The volumes are organised into four groups, covering Britain, Europe, America, Africa and Asia, and celebrate English in all its diversity. The chapters contain maps, facts and figures, and a detailed description about English as it is spoken in each region and are an invaluable library resource for undergraduates, postgraduates and academics interested in the diversity of the English language.
Yorkshire's past is replete with bloody battles and sieges. From the earliest times armies have marched across the Yorkshire countryside and have fought for control of the land, the towns and the cities. Roman, Viking, Norman and the Scottish invaders have all contributed ruthless episodes to the story. Christian fought pagan, Englishman fought foreign invader, and loyalist fought rebel, in some of the most destructive battles of British history. And bitter internal conflicts, which set neighbour against neighbour, created an equally violent heritage as rival lords and landowners contended for power and influence in the north. David Cooke gives a vivid description of the outbreaks of warfare that have punctuated the county's history. Using graphic contemporary accounts and numerous illustrations and maps, he creates a vivid narrative of a county that was a battleground until modern times.