History of English Words

ISBN-10: 063118855X

ISBN-13: 9780631188551

Edition: 2000

Authors: Geoffrey Hughes

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This study gives a comprehensive account of the history of the English language. It continues the story of language to the present and stresses the symbiosis of language and literature. It includes regional varieties and social registers.
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Book details

List price: $75.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/21/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 452
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Preface
List of Sources and Abbreviations
A Chronology of the English
History in the Language: The Vocabulary as a Historical Repository
The Foundations of English and the Formation of the Base Register
The Norman Elite and the New Language of Power
The Lexical Expansion of the Renaissance
Licentiousness, Decorum and Lexicographical Order; A Short History of the Dictionary
The Lexical Interchange of Imperialism
Lexical Varieties in Modern and Contemporary English
Changes in Lexical Structure
Index
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