Семінар 10

SEMINAR 10

MIDDLE ENGLISH PHONOLOGICAL SYSTEM

Points for Discussion

1. ME vowel system as compared with OE. General characteristics.

  • Oualitative Changes within the Set of Stressed Vowels in ME. Dialect Differences of Vowels.

  • Quantitative changes of Stressed Vowels in ME. Lengthening and Shortening.

2. Development of Diphthongs in ME.

  • monophthongization of OE diphthongs.
  • formation of new diphthongs in ME.

3. The changes of unstressed vowels in ME.

Practical Assignment

Иванова  И.П. и др. Практикум по истории английского языка. –  М.: Просвещение, 1985. Read and analyze Text 12, p. 73. Do Assignments:

Page 74-75, Assignment 2-6, 10, 11,13-15

Recommended Literature

Иванова  И.П. и др. Практикум по истории английского языка. –  М.: Просвещение, 1985. С. 70-76; 84.

Ильиш Б.А.  История английского языка – Л.: Просвещение, 1973.

Расторгуева Т.А. История английского языка. – М.: Высш.шк., 1983.