Late Modern English

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Late Modern English

  1. The form of the English language written and spoken in the 18th and 19th centuries.
    • 2009, Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Wim van der Wurff, “Papers from 3LModE: an introduction”, in Maurizio Gotti, Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Wim van der Wurff, editors, Current Issues in Late Modern English, Germany: Peter Lang, →ISBN, 1. The study of Late Modern English: an overview, pages 9, 11:
      Topics discussed in the papers that follow include many that will be familiar to scholars interested in eighteenth and nineteenth-century English, but the reader will find here increasing scope and refinement – a sign, we hope, of a maturing discipline. In this introduction we will sketch the early developments of work on Late Modern English and then preview the fifteen papers included in this volume, highlighting their main results and setting them against the earlier context. / It is probably accurate to say that work on Late Modern English (LModE) only took off in any serious way during the 1990s. There were of course prior studies of eighteenth and nineteenth-century English, but these were relatively thin on the ground compared with the great amounts of work done on the Old, Middle and Early Modern periods.
    • 2009, Ingried Tieken-Boon van Ostade, An Introduction to Late Modern English, →ISBN, page ix:
      This book is meant for readers who want to discover how people in the Georgian, Regency and Victorian periods spoke and wrote. Late Modern English (LModE, 1700–1900) is currently receiving a lot of scholarly attention.
    • 2014, Marianne Hundt, “1. Introduction: Late Modern English syntax in its linguistic and socio-historical context”, in Marianne Hundt, editor, Late Modern English Syntax, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, 1. Late Modern English syntax: setting the scene, page 1:
      At the end of the twentieth century, the Late Modern period still had to be described as ‘the Cinderella of English historical linguistic study’ (Jones 1989: 279). Fortunately, this scenario has changed over the last fifteen years or so. Among other things, the change of emphasis within historical linguistics to socio-historical and corpus-based approaches led to a surge of interest in Late Modern English (roughly the period between 1700 and 1900). In August 2001, the University of Edinburgh hosted the first international conference on Late Modern English (LModE).
    • 2015, “Introduction”, in Marina Dossena, editor, Transatlantic Perspectives on Late Modern English, John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN, 1. Transatlantic Perspectives on Late Modern English, pages 3–4:
      It is this strong connection between Late Modern attitudes and contemporary ones which makes the former so relevant for state-of-the-art investigation. [] Indeed, the turn of the twenty-first century has witnessed a tremendous increase in the scholarly attention paid to Late Modern English (or LModE), especially as far as its codification is concerned: over the last twenty years several volumes, articles and book chapters have appeared on this topic [] Interestingly, the two decades in which studies in Late Modern English have expanded have also been the same in which the World Wide Web, invented 25 years ago, has become an ordinary tool for investigation and research.



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