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Sweet, Henry 1845-1912

Overview
Works: 383 works in 2,474 publications in 9 languages and 16,709 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Sources  Readers (Publications)  Handbooks and manuals  Textbooks  Literature  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: PE137, 429.86421
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Most widely held works by Henry Sweet
The student's dictionary of Anglo-Saxon by Henry Sweet( Book )

114 editions published between 1896 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet's Anglo-Saxon reader in prose and verse by Henry Sweet( Book )

123 editions published between 1946 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This popular reader--a standard since its first edition in 1876--helps students acquire a sound elementary knowledge Old English by studying of a rich variety of poetry and prose. Selections cover a wide range of dialects and genres, from an early Northumbrian form of Caedmon's Hymn and ninth-century Kentish charters to the complete texts of The Dream of the Rood and Wulfstan's Address to the English, with ample literary and historical notes."--Amazon.com
The practical study of languages; a guide for teachers and learners by Henry Sweet( Book )

68 editions published between 1884 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new English grammar : logical and historical by Henry Sweet( Book )

85 editions published between 1891 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The respected phonetician and philologist Henry Sweet (1845-1912) has had a lasting influence on the study and teaching of linguistics, particularly phonetics and Old English. Sweet is also known for being, in part, the inspiration for Henry Higgins in Shaw's Pygmalion. This two-volume work, first published in 1892-8, marks the start of a new tradition in the study of English, although it received little attention in Britain upon its publication. Building on developments in European linguistics, this was the first grammar of English to adopt a scientific approach to the description of language, in particular of phonology. Volume 1 (1892) contains one of the first studies of English phonology, which applies the same rigorous analysis to the spoken language as to the written, as well as detailed descriptions of the parts of speech, accidence, and the history of English
An Anglo-Saxon reader in prose and verse by Henry Sweet( Book )

114 editions published between 1876 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The oldest English texts by Henry Sweet( Book )

51 editions published between 1885 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet's Anglo-Saxon primer by Henry Sweet( Book )

74 editions published between 1953 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old English language Grammar (BNB/PRECIS) This ed originally published: 1953
A primer of phonetics by Henry Sweet( Book )

62 editions published between 1890 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second Anglo-Saxon reader : archaic and dialectal by Henry Sweet( Book )

45 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Anglo-Saxon primer : with grammar, notes, and glossary by Henry Sweet( Book )

62 editions published between 1882 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Alfred's Orosius by Paulus Orosius( Book )

27 editions published between 1883 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of language by Henry Sweet( Book )

63 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Middle English primer; extracts from the Ancren riwle and Ormulum, with grammar, notes, and glossary by Henry Sweet( Book )

44 editions published between 1884 and 1972 in English and English, Middle and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A primer of spoken English by Henry Sweet( Book )

58 editions published between 1890 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglo-Saxon primer by Henry Sweet( Book )

41 editions published between 1882 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of English sounds from the earliest period, with full word-lists by Henry Sweet( Book )

25 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in English and German and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Sweet (1845-1912) began at an early age to teach himself Old English and Old Icelandic. Before going up to Oxford, he spent a year at the University of Heidelberg, studying comparative and Germanic philology, and during his undergraduate career he published an edition of King Alfred's Pastoral Care. His enthusiasm for philology led him to pursue a career in research and teaching, though he did not hold a university post until in 1901 he was appointed to a new readership in phonetics at Oxford. His work on the sounds of English was first published in 1874, and in this revised version in 1888. The work derived from a monograph 'on the history of long e and o', but Sweet's own further research, as well as that of others, led him to a much broader treatment, including an investigation of dialects and medieval and modern English sounds
An Anglo-Saxon reader in prose and verse. With grammatical introduction, notes and glossary by Henry Sweet( Book )

46 editions published between 1876 and 2016 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short historical English grammar by Henry Sweet( Book )

48 editions published between 1892 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The indispensable foundation: a selection from the writings of Henry Sweet by Henry Sweet( Book )

18 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Alfred's West-Saxon version of Gregory's Pastoral care by Gregory( Book )

36 editions published between 1871 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The student's dictionary of Anglo-Saxon
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Sweet's Anglo-Saxon reader in prose and verseThe practical study of languages; a guide for teachers and learnersAn Anglo-Saxon reader in prose and verseSweet's Anglo-Saxon primerA second Anglo-Saxon reader : archaic and dialectalAnglo-Saxon primerA short historical English grammarKing Alfred's West-Saxon version of Gregory's Pastoral care
Alternative Names
Henri Svit

Henry Sweet britischer Philologe und Mitbegründer der modernen Phonetik

Henry Sweet British scholar

Henry Sweet Brits taalkundige (1845-1912)

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Sweet, H.

Sweet, Henry G. 1845-1912

Генри Суит

هنري سويت

هنری سویت زبان‌شناس بریتانیایی

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スウィート, ヘンリー

ヘンリー・スウィート

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