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Late Modern English

n.
English from about 1700 to 1900.
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In "The Social and Textual Embedding of Multilingual Practices in Late Modern English: A Corpus-Based Approach" (Pahta et al.
Their topics include historical and modern studies of code-switching: a tale of mutual enrichment, code-switching and contact in Middle English manuscripts from the Welsh penumbra: whether to re-interpret the evidence from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the social and textual embedding of multilingual practices in late modern English: a corpus-based analysis, a corpus approach to scribal abbreviations of Latin in 15th-century medical manuscripts, and administrative multilingualism on the page in early modern Poland: in search of a framework for written code-switching.
Since, as we have just seen, terrific became part of the English lexicon in the late 17th century, and its sense development was completed by the last quarter of the 19th century, when sense 2b 'impressive, excellent' is first recorded, the focus of the present analysis will be primarily on the Late Modern English period (1700-1920).
All in all, out of all 22 onomasiological structures analysed here, and which were formed in the course of the Late Modern English and Present-day English periods, only a half managed to survive the test of time, which is presented in Table 1 below.
The corpora under investigation comprise fifteenth- and eighteenth-century personal correspondence, Late Modern English journals, as well as samples taken from the Corpus of Early English Correspondence (CEEC) and the Sociopragmatics Corpus (1640-1760).
International Conference on Late Modern English (2nd; 2004; University of Vigo) Ed.
A brief look at the Late Modern English Prose corpus of letters (Denison 1994) gives support to both the above suggestions.
The language of correspondence has attracted the attention of scholars for years, but particularly since the compilation of certain corpora such as the Corpus of Early English Correspondence ([CEEC] 1998) and the Corpus of Late Modern English Prose (Denison et al.