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what are the contributions of jesperson to yhe linguistics

I think the three earlier questions about Jespersen pretty well address your question. To find them, go to the Question and Answer opening page and click on “view all answers.” Then use Control-F and search on “jespers”.

Beyond those answers, I would add the following, more personal note: That part of Jespersen’s work that I turn to most often and cite most often in my own work is Part One of his A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles: Sounds and Spelling. It is the most complete and most handily organized description of the sounds of English and how they are spelled than any other I know (even though it deals with British rather than American English). I turn to it so often that it is, quite literally, the book closest to hand beside my computer.

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