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Biography of the English Language

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ISBN-10: 0495906417

ISBN-13: 9780495906414

Edition: 3rd 2012

Authors: C. M. Millward, Mary Hayes

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The third edition of A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE continues to examine the structure of language. The textbook discusses three important issues: languages and language change are systematic; the inner history of a language is profoundly affected by its outer history of political and culural events; and the English of the past has everywhere left its traces on present-day English. By uncovering the language's past, one can better communicate with it.
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

PHD in linguistics and English from Brown University; taught at U of Edinburgh, Univerisite Paul Valery in Monpelllier, France, and at Huazhon U of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China; recipient of many awards including a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, a Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, and a Humanities Foundation grant. She was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh and was a member of many professional organizations.

Ph.D. from Univ of Iowa; now Director of Medieval Studies at the University of Mississippi.

Language Families and Indo-European Languages
Old English (AD 450 - 1100)
Middle English (1100 - 1500)
Early Modern English (1500 - 1800)
Present-Day English (1800 - )
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