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Blake, N. F. (Norman Francis)

Overview
Works: 111 works in 638 publications in 7 languages and 16,821 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Bibliography  Biography  Manuscripts  Juvenile works  Sources  Narrative poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Other, Honoree, Translator, Contributor, Publisher
Classifications: PR1870.A1, 821.1
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Most widely held works about N. F Blake
 
Most widely held works by N. F Blake
The Cambridge history of the English language( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1, Beginnings to 1066: This volume deals with the history of English up to the Norman Conquest and contains chapters on Indo-European and Germanic, phonology and morphology, syntax, semantics and vocabulary, dialectology, onomastics, and literary language. Each chapter, as well as giving a chronologically-oriented presentation of the data, surveys scholarship in the area and takes full account of the impact of developing and current linguistic theory on the interpretation of the data. The chapters have been written with both specialists and non-specialists in mind
Shakespeare's language : an introduction by N. F Blake( Book )

53 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to various aspects of the language of Shakespeare and his contemporaries for readers of his plays
The English language in medieval literature by N. F Blake( Book )

30 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caxton and his world by N. F Blake( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Phoenix by Lactantius( Book )

25 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in English and English, Old and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Reynard the Fox by William Caxton( Book )

21 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2 vols bound together
Middle English religious prose by N. F Blake( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of texts is designed to show the continuity and at the same time the diversity of work by English writers in the religious prose tradition during the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries. The aim of the edition has been to provide the student with a selection of complete texts representative of the Middle English period as a whole, and the criticial introduction points to the literary excellence of much of the prose work of the period, suggesting that it may have been undervalued by critics in the past
Caxton : England's first publisher by N. F Blake( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the English language by N. F Blake( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In A History of the English Language, N.F. Blake abandons the traditional framework that divides history into three major periods: Old English, Middle English, and Modern English, arguing that these periods were originally chosen because of their political, as opposed to linguistic, significance. Dating the emergence of the ideal of a unified English language to the reign of King Alfred, Blake illustrates the way in which, since its origin, the concept of English has been largely a political and educational one. Detailing the influence that many parent languages - West Saxon, Latin, and French, to name a few - had on the emerging tongue, Blake brings insight into the dynamic role that other languages continue to play in shaping English
An introduction to the language of literature by N. F Blake( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The textual tradition of the Canterbury tales by N. F Blake( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-standard language in English literature by N. F Blake( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and Italian and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from William Caxton by William Caxton( Book )

12 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of Shakespeare's language by N. F Blake( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study of the grammar of Shakespeare's language, a detailed analysis is given. It includes not only traditional features such as the make up of clauses and differing parts of speech, but also language in use in various forms of discourse
Caxton's own prose by William Caxton( Book )

12 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's non-standard English : a dictionary of his informal language by N. F Blake( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most scholarly attention on Shakespeare's vocabulary has been directed towards his enrichment of the language through borrowing words from other languages. But the bulk of Shakespeare's output consists of plays and to make these appear lifelike he needed to employ a colloquial and informal style. Apart from his bawdy language, this aspect of his work has to date been largely ignored. Here for the first time is a dictionary that includes all manner of non-standard English used by Shakespeare. The Dictionary lists the types of word which constitute informal language - whether used by all speakers or less educated ones. As with other books in this series the words are grouped either by semantic identity, such as words for 'head', or by some linguistic feature such as 'discourse markers'. A list of abbreviations, select bibliography and all the expected indices are included
The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer's work begins at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, England, where a group of pilgrims have assembled on their way to Canterbury. Harry Bailly, the innkeeper, suggests a contest: whoever tells the best tale will win a supper when they reach Canterbury
The Cambridge history of the English language by Richard M Hogg( Book )

59 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume two of this set covers the Middle English Period, approximately 1066-1476, and describes and analyses developments in the language from the Norman Conquest to the introduction of printing
William Caxton and English literary culture by N. F Blake( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer in perspective : Middle English essays in honour of Norman Blake by Geoffrey Lester( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Blake, Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Sheffield University, is known throughout the world to scholars of mediaeval English Literature. He has published thirty books and 140 articles on subjects as diverse as Old Norse, Old English, Middle English, early printed books, Shakespeare, Historical Linguistics, Stylistics, Grammar, and the cultural context of mediaeval England. He is best known as an authority on Chaucer, Caxton and Shakespeare's language, and is director of The Canterbury Tales Project, based in the University of Sheffield, which is a scheme to put all the manuscript and early printed versions of the poem onto computer and to issue the transcribed texts on CD-ROM. Norman has lectured and taught in many countries, and is a frequent contributor to international conferences. He has been a Teaching Quality Assessor in universities in Britain and elsewhere. He is also well known (among many other things) for his work as member of the Council of the Early English Text Society, Editor for the Index of Middle English Prose, General Editor of Macmillan's Language of Literature series, and as Secretary of the European Society of the Study of English. Friends and colleagues of this approachable and widely respected scholar have come together to mark his 65th birthday in spring 1999 by contributing to this volume. The essays-on Chaucer, Caxton and related aspects of Middle English-are not only a tribute to Norman's work but also a valuable contribution to Middle English studies in their own right
 
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The Cambridge history of the English language
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Blake, N. F.

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Blake, Norman.

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Blake, North Francis 1934-

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Shakespeare's language : an introductionThe history of Reynard the FoxA history of the English languageA grammar of Shakespeare's languageShakespeare's non-standard English : a dictionary of his informal languageThe Cambridge history of the English languageWilliam Caxton and English literary culture