A History of the English Language

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This book is a comprehensive exploration of the linguistic and cultural development of English, from the Middle Ages to the present day. The book provides students with a balanced and up-to-date overview of the history of the language.

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A classic comprehensive and balanced exploration of the history of the English language -- from the Middle Ages to the present -- that combines internal linguistic history and external cultural history.

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Comprehensive and balanced, this classic exploration of the history of the English language combines internal linguistic history and external cultural history-from the Middle Ages to the present. This market-leading text encourages readers to develop both an understanding of present-day English and an enlightened attitude toward questions affecting the language today.

Features in the New Edition include:
  • A thoroughly revised and updated Chapter 1, English Present and Future, reflecting the latest trends and statistics of the last ten years
  • A new section in Chapter 10, Gender Issues and Linguistic Change, providing a balanced and current perspective on an important social topic
  • Thorough revision of Chapter 11, The English Language in America, with updated material on African American Vernacular English
The traditional strengths of the text remain, including:
  • An emphasis on the political, social, and cultural forces that affect language
  • The use of traditional phonetic notation to help pronunciation
  • A map of American dialects and examples of twentieth-century vocabulary demonstrating differences in American English and comparisons of current English to earlier versions

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Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. 4th Revised edition. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. JIA History of the English Language has long been considered the standard work on its subject. It is a comprehensive and balanced exploration of all aspects of the historical development of the English language from the Middle Ages to the present. The fourth edition has been extensively updated, rewritten and revised to take account of the most recent developments in linguistic scholarship. New features include: * A rewritten first chapter on the place of English in the world * Material on regional varieties of English, including Chicano English, Caribbean English and English in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong * Thoroughly revised sections on Old and Middle English syntax * Updated bibliographies Throughout, the authors preserve a balance between what may jjjcalled internal linguistic history - sound and inflection - and external history - the political, social and cultural forces that have determined the course of the language at different periods. A History of the English Language is recommended to students, teachers and enthusiasts, whether native or non-native English speakers, throughout the world. Seller Inventory # CTL9780415093798

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Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. 4th Revised edition. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. JIA History of the English Language has long been considered the standard work on its subject. It is a comprehensive and balanced exploration of all aspects of the historical development of the English language from the Middle Ages to the present. The fourth edition has been extensively updated, rewritten and revised to take account of the most recent developments in linguistic scholarship. New features include: * A rewritten first chapter on the place of English in the world * Material on regional varieties of English, including Chicano English, Caribbean English and English in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong * Thoroughly revised sections on Old and Middle English syntax * Updated bibliographies Throughout, the authors preserve a balance between what may jjjcalled internal linguistic history - sound and inflection - and external history - the political, social and cultural forces that have determined the course of the language at different periods. A History of the English Language is recommended to students, teachers and enthusiasts, whether native or non-native English speakers, throughout the world. Seller Inventory # CTL9780415093798

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