History of the English Language
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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List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 8/17/2012
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long
|English Present and Future|
|The Indo- European Family of Languages|
|Foreign Influences on Old English|
|The Norman Conquest and the Subjection of English, 1066-1200|
|The Reestablishment of English, 1200-1500|
|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|