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     About this website

    The current website – Studying the History of English – is intended as a resource for linguistics students at various levels who are concerned with different aspects of the hstory of English. The material in this website is organised into branches on the tree on the left. Each branch has a number of nodes underneath it; by clicking on these you can access texts explaining various aspects of the topic of the particular branch.

The information on this website has been deposited here to allow students to access information on the history of English with maximum ease in the hope that this will heighten their interest in and improve their knowledge of the subject. The material here, the texts, the timelines, the galleries, the bibliographies, etc. have been compiled by the author of this website, Raymond Hickey, and if you use this data for your own work — term essays, publications, presentations or whatever — then you are asked to acknowledge this accordingly.

Remember that for phonetic symbols to be properly displayed on your computer you browser must show text in the Unicode mode. To find out how this works, goto the Technical Help module in the current branch.

Prof. Raymond Hickey
University of Limerick