A History of the English Language

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Author: Richard Hogg,David Denison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139451294

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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The history and development of English, from the earliest known writings to its status today as a dominant world language, is a subject of major importance to linguists and historians. In this book, a team of international experts cover the entire recorded history of the English language, outlining its development over fifteen centuries. With an emphasis on more recent periods, every key stage in the history of the language is covered, with full accounts of standardisation, names, the distribution of English in Britain and North America, and its global spread. New historical surveys of the crucial aspects of the language are presented, and historical changes that have affected English are treated as a continuing process, helping to explain the shape of the language today. This complete and up-to-date history of English will be indispensable to all advanced students, scholars and teachers in this prominent field.

A History of the English Language

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Author: Albert Croll Baugh,Thomas Cable

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780130151667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 447

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Traces the history of the English language, the forces influencing its development, and the forms it has taken in America.

A History of the English Language

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Author: Elly van Gelderen

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027293244

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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This exceptionally clear text focuses on internal changes in the English language. It outlines the history of English from pre-Old English times to the present. Not only does it present the traditional morphological descriptions of the various stages of the language, it provides many example sentences, texts, and cartoons that are analyzed for the benefit of the student and which make this book ideal for class use. Some language-external topics are covered such as early printing and authorship debates. Tables and figures complement the material covered and exercises review the main points as well as ask further, more challenging, questions. Answers to the exercises are provided, as is a time line listing some of the external events, and some guidance on how to use the OED. Complementary web site information is provided throughout the book, and a companion web site accompanies the book. This book has a companion website: www.historyofenglish.net

A History of the English Language

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Author: Albert C. Baugh,Thomas Cable

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203994639

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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Praise for the fifth edition: 'The fifth edition of A History of the English Language will continue to be the standard reference work on the history of English.' Peter Erdmann, Technische University, Berlin, Germany 'Baugh and Cable's classic is still an absolute must for everyone interested in the development of English in its socio-historical context. Revised and updated, this edition continues to provide an engagin biography of a living and dynamic language.' Ishtla Singh, Kings College, London, UK A History of the English Language is a comprehensive exploration of the linguistic and cultural development of English, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Revised and updated, the fifth edition continues to provide students with a balanced and up-to-date overview of the subject. The new edition includes: A revised first chapter, 'English present and future' A new section on gender issues and linguistic change Updated material on African-American vernacular English. Albert C.Baugh was Schelling Memorial Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Thomas Cable is Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin.

The English Language

A Historical Introduction

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Author: Charles Barber,Charles Laurence Barber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521785709

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 299

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Introduction to the history of the English language, ranging from prehistory to the present day.

The History of the English Language

A Sourcebook

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Author: David Burnley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317883403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

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This second edition of The History of the English Language- A Sourcebook provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to the origins and development of the English language. First published in 1992, the book contains over fifty illustrative passages, drawn from the oldest English to the twentieth century. The passages are contextualised by individual introductions and grouped into the traditional periods of Old English, Early Middle English, Later Middle English, Early Modern English and Modern English. These periods are connected by brief essays explaining the major linguistic developments associated with each period, to produce a continuous outline history. For this new edition Professor Burnley has expanded the outline of linguistic features at each of the main chronological divisions and included more selections and illustrations. A new section has also been included to illustrate the language of advertising from the 18th century to the present. The book will be of general interest to all those interested in the origins and development of the English language, and in particular to students and teachers of the history of the English language at A-level and university.

A Companion to Baugh and Cable's A History of the English Language

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Author: Thomas Cable

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134425368

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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This comprehensive and accessible student workbook accompanies the fifth edition of Albert C. Baugh and Thomas Cable's History of the English Language. Each chapter in the workbook corresponds directly to a chapter in the textbook and offers exercises, review questions, extensive supplementary examples, additional explanations and a range of sample extracts taken from texts of different periods. An additional 'pre-chapter' on the sounds of English also provides phonetic information and exercises that will prove useful throughout the book. This third edition has been revised alongside the textbook and includes new exercises to accompany the sections on Gender Issues and Linguistic Change, and African American Vernacular English. This workbook is an invaluable companion for all History of English Language courses.

A Companion to the History of the English Language

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Author: Haruko Momma,Michael Matto

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444302868

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

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A Companion to the History of the English Language addresses the linguistic, cultural, social, and literary approaches to language study. The first text to offer a complete survey of the field, this volume provides the most up-to-date insights of leading international scholars. An accessible reference to the history of the English language Comprises more than sixty essays written by leading international scholars Aids literature students in incorporating language study into their work Includes an historical survey of the English language, from its Germanic and Indo- European beginnings to modern British and American English Enriched with maps, diagrams, and illustrations from historical publications Introduces the latest scholarship in the field

A Companion to Braugh & Cable's a History of the English Language

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Author: Thomas Cable,Albert C. Baugh

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205230754

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 161

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In the spirit of the main text, the Companion pays attention to the linguistic effects of social, political, and literary events. The maps are designed to set the geographical contexts for these cultural influences during the Indo-European period, the Middle Ages, and the eras of the British Empire and of American ascendancy. The pre-chapter on The Sounds of English contains phonetic information and exercises that should be helpful in most of the chapters that follow. The Questions for Review that begin each chapter give an overview of the most important topics in each period and serve as a checklist of items that should be familiar in any discussion of the history of English. Now that we are into the second decade of the twenty-first century, a twelfth chapter has been added to the main text. Because English as a global language is a central issue in its history at this point, the questions for review in Chapter 12 raise topics for discussion concerning the major languages of the world, prospects for the future, and less obvious issues such as the relative complexity of languages. The headings for most sections are followed by a corresponding section number in the History.On many topics the amount of exposition preceding the exercises varies more or less inversely with the amount in the History, the idea being to have a full discussion of important topics without a duplication between the two books.

A Cultural History of the English Language

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Author: Gerry Knowles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317859103

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 190

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This book presents a new interpretation of the history of English. Access to large corpuses of English has allowed scholars to assess the minutiae of linguistic change with much greater precision than before, often pinpointing the beginnings of linguistic innovations in place and time. The author uses the findings from this research to relate major historical events to change in the language, in particular to areas of linguistic inquiry that have been of particular importance in recent years, such as discourse analysis, stylistics and work on pidgins and creoles. The book does not attempt to chronicle changes in syntax or pronunciation and spelling, but is designed to complement a corpus-based study of formal changes. The story of English is brought up to the late 1990s to include, amongst other things, discussions of Estuary English and the implications of the information superhighway.

A History of the English Language in 100 Places

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Author: Bill Lucas,Christopher Mulvey,David Crystal

Publisher: Robert Hale Limited

ISBN: 9780709095705

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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A History of the English Language in 100 Places is a joyous ride through time, where readers can criss-cross the British Isles and the world at large to land in a hundred contrasting places and light on a hundred wonderful topics that bring the extraordinary story of the English language alive. Any selection of places is inevitably personal. Nevertheless, a number of criteria have directed the selection process in this book. Some places represent historic firsts, some are tied to significant people and some have seen events that have shaped the future of English. Each one takes the reader on an unmissable journey into the rich past of the English tongue. What began as the language of the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes on a small island has become a global property owned and shaped by almost 2 billion English speakers across the world. English has borrowed words from more than 350 languages, and many more languages have borrowed words from English. In an age of cheap air travel and internet communication we have become a global village. If you’ve ever been curious about the global language that binds us all together, A History of the English Language in 100 Places is for you.