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Outlines of the History of the English Language

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ISBN-10: 052123168X

ISBN-13: 9780521231688

Edition: 2011

Authors: T. Northcote Toller

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This work provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the development of English. It is also an introduction to the historical study of languages, fostering an understanding of language as a living organism, ever undergoing changes.
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.99" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

The history of a language a record of change
Relation to one another, and to the common original, of languages which have had a common source
Early history of a language to be learnt from a comparison with others
The Saxon shore
The position of the Teutons in Britain secured before the end of the 6th century
Learning in England
Peculiarities of the poetic diction in Old English
Decay of learning in England after the appearance of the Danes
Object of the chapter - General remarks on the Old English specimens
The early West-Saxon vowel system and the development it shews
Times of foreign influence in English before the Norman conquest slight
Important events in the 15th century
The language of the early part of the 17th century