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Resource Guide:
History of the English Language

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • English language--18th century.
  • English language--19th century--Etymology.
  • English language--20th century--History.
  • English language--Alphabet.
  • English language--Archaisms.
  • English language--Australia--Pronunciation.
  • English language--Auxiliary verbs.
  • English language--Cognate words.
  • English language--Compound words
  • English language--Consonants.
  • English language--Dialects--Maine.
  • English language--Dictionaries.
  • English language--Early modern, 1500-1700.
  • English language--England--Etymology--Names
  • English language--Foreign elements.
  • English language--Grammar, Historical.
  • English language--Great Britain.
  • English language--Great Britain--Standardization.
  • English language--History.
  • English language--Idioms.
  • English language--Influence on foreign languages.
  • English language--Middle English, 1100-1500--Dialects.
  • English language--Morphology.
  • English language--Obsolete words.
  • English language--Old English, ca. 450-1100--Case.
  • English language--Orthography and spelling.
  • English language--Phonetics.
  • English language--Pronunciation.
  • English language--Roots.
  • English language--Slang.
  • English language--Spoken English.
  • English language--Syntax.
  • English language--United States.
  • English language--United States--History.

Research Databases

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
The Cambridge history of the English languagePE 1072 .C36 1992 v. 1
The stories of EnglishPE 1074.7 .C79 2004
Language and class in Victorian EnglandPE 1085 .P45 1984