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The 14th century — West Midlands dialects

  • Dennis Freeborn
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Part of the Studies in English Language series book series (SEL)

Abstract

In the Anglo-Saxon invasion and settlement of Britain, the Angles occupied the Midlands and North of England, and what is now southern Scotland. Their dialect of OE is called Anglian as a general term, but its northern and southern varieties were different enough for two dialects to be recognised — Northumbrian (north of the river Humber) and Mercian (south of the Humber).

Keywords

Person Subject Naked Neck Christian Life Plural Suffix Southern Variety 
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© Dennis Freeborn 1998

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  • Dennis Freeborn

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