Early Modern English 15th-18th Centuary

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  • Created on: 27-05-13 13:43

Caxton printing press (15thC)

  • Easily replicated form of english
  • Written English more accesible to public

English Bibles

  • Tyndale's - first published, was illegal to trasnlate bible to english (16thC)
  • King James' - official English publication (17thC)


  • 16thC John Hart - punctuation marks
  • 18thC Robert Louth - used Latin as a template for English
  • Lynn Truss 2003 -eats,shoots and Leaves
  • Perscriptivists
  • Some Grammarians blame printing for diversity in orthography…


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