An Introduction to Late Modern English

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

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1. Introduction
2. Spoken English
3. Spelling
4. Vocabulary and early dictionaries
5. Grammar and grammars
6. Language and social networks
7. The Language of Letters
8. Conclusion
9. Texts.

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Her textbook is therefore a welcome introduction to the language of the Georgian, Regency, and Victorian periods. Each chapter concludes with helpful suggestions for further reading as well as a set of research questions, which will steer students of lModE in the direction of interesting research topics and will guide them through the increasing number of tools and resources for this period of English.
Marion Elenbaas, Year's Work in English Studies
This textbook offers a very useful and stimulating introduction to a long neglected period in the history of the English language. Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade draws on her own extensive research in the field and research in projects supervised by her which have produced fascinating insights.
Svenja Kranich, LINGUIST list

Readers are alerted to a wealth of research tools and innovative methods available for the investigation of LModE. Research questions at the end of each chapter encourage readers to make practical use of various electronic resources. The book thus provides an introduction to practical methods of historical linguistics research. While acknowledging the difficulties inherent in interpreting the evidence, this book demonstrates that by combining methods and sources of data, progress can be made towards a comprehensive and reliable account of spoken and written forms of LModE.

Sharon Marsden, Victoria University of Wellington, Language in Society
There is a need for books like <i>An Introduction to Late Modern English</i>, which can both give teachers more options regarding course literature and link teaching to recent findings in this dynamic area of research.
Erik Smitterberg, Uppsala University, The Journal of English Language and Linguistics
Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade has a chair in English Sociohistorical Linguistics at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. She is the director of a VICI research project called The Codifiers and the English Language: Tracing the Norms of Standard English.

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