Late Modern English


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Late Modern English

n.
English from about 1700 to 1900.
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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).
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.
The aim of this paper is to analyse the productivity level of word-formation as a formative mechanism employed in the formation of the selected synonyms of prostitute dating from Late Modern English (L.
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).
Of varying language and opposing creed; new insights into late modern English.
A brief look at the Late Modern English Prose corpus of letters (Denison 1994) gives support to both the above suggestions.
The paper by Nuria Calvo-Cortes, "A Corpus-Based Study of Gradual Meaning Change in Late Modern English," is a detailed lexical study which traces the evolution of four originally maritime words, aboard, ahead, aloof and astern, all of which developed new meanings and uses in the Late Modern English period.
He begins with a short overview of the basic facts of language change and the Indo-European background of English, then traces the major periods of the language--Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, and Late Modern English.
An initial diachronic survey of the word formation processes of dual form adverbs leads her to conclude that the Late Modern English period has tended to be overlooked.