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A History of the English Language

A History of the English Language Author Albert Croll Baugh
ISBN-10 0205229395
Release 2012-07-15
Pages 446
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Comprehensive and balanced, this classic exploration of the history of the English language combines internal linguistic history and external cultural history--from the Middle Ages to the present. Students are encouraged to develop both an understanding of present-day English and an enlightened attitude toward questions affecting the language today. 0133997766 / 9780133997767 A History of the English Language Plus MyWritingLab -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205229395 / 9780205229390 History of the English Language, A 0205869203 / 9780205869206 MyWritingLab Generic -- Valuepack Access Card



A History of the English Language

A History of the English Language Author Richard Hogg
ISBN-10 9781139451291
Release 2008-03-17
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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 book, 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 standardisation, names, the distribution of English in Britain and North America, and its global spread. New historical surveys of the crucial aspects of the language are presented, and historical changes that have affected English are treated as a continuing process, helping to explain the shape of the language today. This complete and up-to-date history of English will be indispensable to all advanced students, scholars and teachers in this prominent field.



A History of the English Language

A History of the English Language Author N. F. Blake
ISBN-10 0814713130
Release 1998-03-01
Pages 382
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What is a history of the English language? To a native speaker, the answer to this question might seem obvious; the story, from beginning to end, of the language that we use every day. But a history of the English language raises the prickly question of what one means by English. Who speaks “true” English, and are these speakers British, American, Scottish, or Australian, or something else entirely? Is the history of English the history of a written language, or must such an inquiry contend with the divergent dialects and accents of English speakers around the world? In A History of the English Language, N. F. Blake abandons the traditional framework that divides history into three major periods: Old English, Middle English, and Modern English, arguing that these periods were originally chosen because of their political, as opposed to linguistic, significance. Dating the emergence of the ideal of a unified English language to the reign of King Alfred, Blake illustrates the way in which, since its origin, the concept of English has been largely a political and educational one. Detailing the influence that many parent languages — West Saxon, Latin, and French, to name a few, had on the emerging tongue, Blake brings insight into the dynamic role that other languages continue to play in shaping English.



A History of the English Language

A History of the English Language Author Elly van Gelderen
ISBN-10 9789027270436
Release 2014-04-03
Pages 338
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The English language in its complex shapes and forms changes fast. This thoroughly revised edition has been refreshed with current examples of change and has been updated regarding archeological research. Most suggestions brought up by users and reviewers have been incorporated, for instance, a family tree for Germanic has been added, Celtic influence is highlighted much more, there is more on the origin of Chancery English, and internal and external change are discussed in much greater detail. The philosophy of the revised book remains the same with an emphasis on the linguistic history and on using authentic texts. My audience remains undergraduates (and beginning graduates). The goals of the class and the book are to come to recognize English from various time periods, to be able to read each stage with a glossary, to get an understanding of typical language change, internal and external, and to understand something about language typology through the emphasis on the change from synthetic to analytic. This book has a companion website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/z.183.website



A Companion to the History of the English Language

A Companion to the History of the English Language Author Haruko Momma
ISBN-10 9781444302868
Release 2009-11-18
Pages 592
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A Companion to the History of the English Language addresses the linguistic, cultural, social, and literary approaches to language study. The first text to offer a complete survey of the field, this volume provides the most up-to-date insights of leading international scholars. An accessible reference to the history of the English language Comprises more than sixty essays written by leading international scholars Aids literature students in incorporating language study into their work Includes an historical survey of the English language, from its Germanic and Indo- European beginnings to modern British and American English Enriched with maps, diagrams, and illustrations from historical publications Introduces the latest scholarship in the field



A History of the English Language

A History of the English Language Author George Leslie Brook
ISBN-10 OCLC:466546829
Release 1972
Pages 224
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A Companion to Baugh and Cable s A History of the English Language

A Companion to Baugh and Cable s A History of the English Language Author Thomas Cable
ISBN-10 9781134425365
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 176
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This comprehensive and accessible student workbook accompanies the fifth edition of Albert C. Baugh and Thomas Cable's History of the English Language. Each chapter in the workbook corresponds directly to a chapter in the textbook and offers exercises, review questions, extensive supplementary examples, additional explanations and a range of sample extracts taken from texts of different periods. An additional 'pre-chapter' on the sounds of English also provides phonetic information and exercises that will prove useful throughout the book. This third edition has been revised alongside the textbook and includes new exercises to accompany the sections on Gender Issues and Linguistic Change, and African American Vernacular English. This workbook is an invaluable companion for all History of English Language courses.



The English Language

The English Language Author Charles Barber
ISBN-10 9781107693937
Release 2012-03-29
Pages 318
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This bestselling text by Charles Barber recounts the history of the English language from its ancestry to the present day.



The Cambridge History of the English Language

The Cambridge History of the English Language Author Norman Francis Blake
ISBN-10 0521264790
Release 1992
Pages 664
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The volumes of The Cambridge history of the English language reflect the spread of English from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon England to its current role as a multifaceted global language that dominates international communication in the 21st century.



The History of the English Language

The History of the English Language Author David Burnley
ISBN-10 9781317883395
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 440
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This second edition of The History of the English Language- A Sourcebook provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to the origins and development of the English language. First published in 1992, the book contains over fifty illustrative passages, drawn from the oldest English to the twentieth century. The passages are contextualised by individual introductions and grouped into the traditional periods of Old English, Early Middle English, Later Middle English, Early Modern English and Modern English. These periods are connected by brief essays explaining the major linguistic developments associated with each period, to produce a continuous outline history. For this new edition Professor Burnley has expanded the outline of linguistic features at each of the main chronological divisions and included more selections and illustrations. A new section has also been included to illustrate the language of advertising from the 18th century to the present. The book will be of general interest to all those interested in the origins and development of the English language, and in particular to students and teachers of the history of the English language at A-level and university.



A Brief History of the English Language and Literature

A Brief History of the English Language and Literature Author John Miller Dow Meiklejohn
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044102848678
Release 1887
Pages 383
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The Origin and History of the English Language and of the Early Literature it Embodies

The Origin and History of the English Language  and of the Early Literature it Embodies Author George Perkins Marsh
ISBN-10 UOM:39015009156087
Release 1867
Pages 574
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A history of the English language

A history of the English language Author Albert Croll Baugh
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105002660400
Release 1957
Pages 506
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The Secret History of the English Language

The Secret History of the English Language Author M. J. Harper
ISBN-10 193363331X
Release 2008
Pages 199
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This book presents a new history to explain the story of English.



A Social History of English

A Social History of English Author Mr Dick Leith
ISBN-10 9781134711444
Release 2005-08-18
Pages 312
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A Social History of English is the first history of the English language to utilize the techniques, insights and concerns of sociolinguistics. Written in a non-technical way, it takes into account standardization, pidginization, bi- and multilingualism, the issues of language maintenance and language loyalty, and linguistic variation. This new edition has been fully revised. Additions include: * new material about 'New Englishes' across the world * a new chapter entitled 'A Critical Linguistic History of English Texts' * a discussion of problems involved in writing a history of English All terms and concepts are explained as they are introduced, and linguistic examples are chosen for their accessibility and intelligibility to the general reader. It will be of interest to students of Sociolinguistics, English Language, History and Cultural Studies.



The Cambridge History of the English Language

The Cambridge History of the English Language Author Richard M. Hogg
ISBN-10 052126474X
Release 1992-07-31
Pages 633
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This volume provides a full and authoritative account of the history of English.



The Language Wars

The Language Wars Author Henry Hitchings
ISBN-10 9781429995030
Release 2011-10-25
Pages 416
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The English language is a battlefield. Since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter, and have always really been about contesting values-morality, politics, and class. The Language Wars examines the present state of the conflict, its history, and its future. Above all, it uses the past as a way of illuminating the present. Moving chronologically, the book explores the most persistent issues to do with English and unpacks the history of "proper" usage. Where did these ideas spring from? Who has been on the front lines in the language wars? The Language Wars examines grammar rules, regional accents, swearing, spelling, dictionaries, political correctness, and the role of electronic media in reshaping language. It also takes a look at such details as the split infinitive, elocution, and text messaging. Peopled with intriguing characters such as Jonathan Swift, Lewis Carroll, and Lenny Bruce, The Language Wars is an essential volume for anyone interested in the state of the English language today or its future.