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A History of the English Language

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495 pages

The history and development of English, from the earliest known writings to its status today as a dominant world language, is a subject of major importance to linguists and historians. In this authoritative volume, a team of international experts cover the entire recorded history of the English language, outlining its development over fifteen centuries. With an emphasis on more recent periods, every key stage in the history of the language is covered, with full accounts of standardization, names, the distribution of English in Britain and North America, and its global spread. New historical surveys of the crucial aspects of the language (sounds, word-structure, grammar and vocabulary) are presented, and historical changes that have affected English are treated as a continuing process, helping to explain the shape of the language today. Comprehensive and fully up-to-date, the volume will be indispensable to all advanced students, scholars and teachers in this prominent field.

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The history and development of English, from the earliest known writings to its status today as a dominant world language, is a subject of major importance to linguists and historians. In this authoritative volume, a team of international experts cover the entire recorded history of the English language, outlining its development over fifteen centuries. With an emphasis on more recent periods, every key stage in the history of the language is covered, with full accounts of standardization, names, the distribution of English in Britain and North America, and its global spread. New historical surveys of the crucial aspects of the language (sounds, word-structure, grammar and vocabulary) are presented, and historical changes that have affected English are treated as a continuing process, helping to explain the shape of the language today. Comprehensive and fully up-to-date, the volume will be indispensable to all advanced students, scholars and teachers in this prominent field.

A History of the English Language

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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Overview - David Denoson and Richard Hogg
2 Phonology and morphology - Roger Lass
3 Syntax - Olga Fischer and Wim van der Wurff
4 Vocabulary - Dieter Kastovsky
5 Standardisation - Terttu Nevalainen and Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
6 Names - Richard Coates
7 English in Britain - Richard Hogg
8 English in North America - Edward Finegan
9 English Worldwide - David Crystal
Further reading
References
Index

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
2006

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
420.9 - dc22 2005032565
Library of Congress
PE 1075.H57 2006

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xii, 495p.
Number of pages
495
Dimensions
10 x 7 x 1

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25428207M
ISBN 13
9780521662277

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