List of Topics

These are the topics which are treated as panels in Shakespeare's Words. They comprise a selection of interesting points to do with the grammar, pronunciation, and patterns of discourse of Early Modern English, as well as some thematic groupings of vocabulary to supplement the A-to-Z arrangement of the Glossary.

a- as a particle
Abbreviations
Address forms
an
Archaisms
Attention signals
Body-armour
Clothing
Comparison
Cosmos
cousin
Discourse markers
Elision
Exclamations
Family
Functional shift
Farewells
Greetings
hence, thence, and whence
here, there, and where
hither, thither, and whither
how and how-
Humours
-ly
Money
Negatives
Numbers
Past tenses
Plants
Plurals
Politeness
Regrets
Responses
Roman history
Ships
Singing
Sounds
Stage directions
Swearing
thou and you
Verb forms
Weapons
what and what-
who and who-
withal and -withal
yon words