You can use this list of topics to study for the in-class quiz 1 (the number indicated the page in Lerer):

 

4 Standard English

5 Great Vowel Shift

8 loan words

13 Caedmon’s hymn

13 compound words

15 thorn

15 edth

21 Exeter Book

33 Anglo-Saxon word order

40 scribal forms

41 language change

53 tension between English, Romance and Latinate vocabulary

70 linguistic differences

71 Prologue, Canterbury Tales

74 vernacularity

75 multiple negation

77 alliterative pairings

79 poetry of the ear

84 aureate, golden language

86 dialectology

87 cultivated standard

89 dialect boundaries

96 eye dialect

115 Chancery Standard

117 French legal prose

119 edition

126 Caxton’s Prefaces and Epilogues

127 phonetic spelling system

 

Below is the list for Quiz 2.

 

129 rhetorical language

130 archaic forms of language

131 Book of Common Prayer

131 you vs thou

136 figurative diction

137 alliterations

139 First Quarto

141 loan words

143 polysemy

143 copia

144 amplificatio

147 rhetoric of listing

147 Gil’s Logonomia Anglica

155 hubbub

170 The Plan of a Dictionary of the English Language

171 imperial idiom

172 fixing usage

173 amanuensis

176 Miltonic similes

178 prescriptive grammar

179 descriptivism

182 phonology

182 morphology

183 Americanism

186 lexicon of ethics

187 lexical cohesion