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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. N. F. Blake
    Pages 1-14
  3. N. F. Blake
    Pages 15-27
  4. N. F. Blake
    Pages 28-39
  5. N. F. Blake
    Pages 40-55
  6. N. F. Blake
    Pages 56-80
  7. N. F. Blake
    Pages 81-103
  8. N. F. Blake
    Pages 104-117
  9. N. F. Blake
    Pages 118-130
  10. N. F. Blake
    Pages 131-137
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 138-154

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an accessible guide to the linguistic environment of Shakespeare, his use of vocabulary, grammar and sentence construction. Although Shakespeare's plays are familiar to us, the language in them is not always easy to understand or translate. Not only does Shakespeare use difficult and seemingly archaic words, but also constructs his sentences and makes use of grammar in a very different way to modern writers. This book is an introduction to the various aspects of the language of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Professor Blake has provided an accessible guide to the linguistic environment of Shakespeare, his use of vocabulary, grammar and sentence construction. By understanding Shakespeare's language students can avoid misinterpretation, recognise the possibilities of linguistic meaning and so fully appreciate Shakespeare's formidable artistry.

Keywords

English literature language literature William Shakespeare

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