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Wayne O'Neil
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA 02139-4307)

Understanding Language Change: The Evidence from English

To consider language change in as broad a psychological and cultural context as possible, to study both the formal characteristics of language change and its more general contour and to study the question of why languages, under what conditions, etc. Work will be concentrated on the linguistic aftermath of half a dozen crucial points in the history of English and of England (e.g. the conversion, the Scandinavian settlements, the Conquest).

Project fields:
English; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Seminars for College Teachers

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$49,573 (approved)
$49,573 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1978 – 9/30/1978