Themes in Studying the History of English

Tree of themes discussed in Studying the History of English

Timelines Glossary
Gallery Images
Varieties Bibliographies
Reviews Links and Sources

This part of the present website is intended to offer you a series of topics within the history of English which you can consult by clicking on a theme in a list. Whereas the sitemap reflects the structure of the website in sections, this module shows what is contained in the website thematically. The sitemap and the theme list are intended to complement one another: if you don’t find something via the sitemap, try the theme list and vice versa. If you click on an option below you can return to the theme list by clicking on the button Themes at the top of the window you have moved to or you can return to the desktop and then click on the word Themes in the centre of the screen.

The list of themes refers to topics dealt with in the first four menus – Overviews, Levels, Change, Writing – which contain most of the text of the website. The sub-menus of the remaining menus can also be accessed here by clicking on one of the coloured boxes above and then choosing a sub-menus from the table which appears.

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  1. History
  2. Language change
  3. Change on different levels
  4. Models of language change
  5. Language contact
  6. Dialects of English
  7. Changes in English grammar
  8. Changes in English vocabulary
  9. Standard English
  10. Writers and writings
  11. The language of Shakespeare
  12. Technical help



  1. History
  2. Language change
  3. Change on different levels
  4. Models of language change
  5. Language contact
  6. Dialects of English
  7. Changes in English grammar
  8. Changes in English vocabulary
  9. Standard English
  10. Writers and writings
  11. Shakespeare
  12. Technical help



Timelines
Indo-European background
English in England
English monarchs
English overseas



Glossary
Terms for the history of English



Gallery
Old English
Middle English
Early Modern English
Researchers and writers
Portraits of figures



Images
Runes, Inscriptions
Manuscripts
Printing
Old English (maps)
Middle English (maps)
Early Modern English (maps)



Varieties
Companion website Studying Varieties of English



Bibliographies
References for the history of English



Reviews
Levels of language
Phonetics and phonology
Morphology and syntax
Semantics and pragmatics
History of English



Links and Sources
Websites for the history of English
Corpora and software for the history of English