History of the English Language

ISBN-10: 041565596X

ISBN-13: 9780415655965

Edition: 6th 2013 (Revised)

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Description: A History of the English Languageexplores the linguistic and cultural development of English from the Roman conquest of England to the present day to provide a comprehensive overview of the different aspects of its history. This best-selling classic textbook has been revised and updated and encourages the reader to develop both an understanding of present-day English and an enlightened attitude toward the issues affecting the language today. New features of the sixth edition include:an additional chapter titled ‘English in the Twenty-first Century’, which examines the future of English and other global languages and includes an assessment of Chinese as a world language an in-depth treatment of phonological changes, such as the placement of the Great Vowel Shift as a bridge between Middle English and Renaissance Englishfurther coverage of corpus linguistics, especially for Renaissance Englishfresh sections on accent and registera new survey of the recent debate between "creolists" and "neo-Anglicists" on the origins of African American Vernacular English.Balanced and wide-ranging, this textbookis a must-read for any student studying the history of the English language.

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Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 8/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Preface
English Present and Future
The Indo- European Family of Languages
Old English
Foreign Influences on Old English
The Norman Conquest and the Subjection of English, 1066-1200
The Reestablishment of English, 1200-1500
Middle English
The Renaissance, 1500-1650
The Appeal to Authority, 1650-1800
The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
The English Language in America
The Twenty-first Century
Specimens of the Middle English Dialects
English Spelling
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