Fiction

The Origins and Development of the English Language

Author: John Algeo

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428231455

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Updated to reflect current research and rewritten for further clarity of presentation, the sixth edition of the best-selling THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE continues to take a linguistic-analysis approach and focuses on the facts of language rather than on theoretical approaches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The English Language

Author: Charles Barber,Joan Beal,Philip Shaw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107693934

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

View: 8813

This bestselling text by Charles Barber recounts the history of the English language from its ancestry to the present day.
Language Arts & Disciplines

A Companion to the History of the English Language

Author: Haruko Momma,Michael Matto

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444302868

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

View: 9913

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
English language

A Grammar of the English Language

In a Series of Letters. Intended for the Use of Schools and of Young Persons in General; But, More Especially for the Use of Soldiers, Sailors, Apprentices and Plough-boys

Author: William Cobbett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 184

View: 5388

Language Arts & Disciplines

Origins of the English Language

Author: Joseph M. Williams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0029344700

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 436

View: 4042

Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cambridge History of the English Language

Author: Norman Francis Blake,Robert Burchfield,Suzanne Romaine,Roger Lass,John Algeo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521264785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 685

View: 9849

Volume 5 covers the dialects of England since 1776, the historical development of English in the former Celtic-speaking countries of Scotland, Wales and Ireland, and English in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and South Asia.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The English Languages

Author: Tom McArthur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521481304

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

View: 7829

Plural? monolithic? legion? - Tom McArthur explores the nature of English in its local and global contexts.
Language Arts & Disciplines

A History of the English Language

Author: Richard Hogg,David Denison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139451294

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 1465

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.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The English Language

Structure and Development

Author: Stanley Hussey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317893514

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 7163

The 'correct' use of English has been the subject of vigorous debate in recent years. But what defines 'correctness' in our use of language? And how has this altered over time? In this authoritative survey of the history of the English language, the author examines how linguistic traditions have changed and developed over the centuries to produce the language that we are familiar with today. Taking present-day usage as its starting point, the book uses a topic-based approach to explore the historical development of vocabulary, grammar, syntax, sounds and spellings, thus providing both a firm sense of the structure of the language and an outline of its history.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The English Language

Author: Simon Horobin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198709250

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 8364

The English language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today?In this Very Short Introduction Simon Horobin investigates how we have arrived at the English we know today, and celebrates the way new speakers and new uses mean that it continues to adapt. Engaging with contemporary concerns about correctness, Horobin considers whether such changes areimprovements, or evidence of slipping standards. What is the future for the English language? Will Standard English continue to hold sway, or we are witnessing its replacement by newly emerging Englishes?ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Spanish Loanwords in the English Language

A Tendency Towards Hegemony Reversal

Author: Félix Rodríguez González,Felix Rodriguez Gonzalez

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110148459

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

View: 2625

The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cambridge History of the English Language

Author: Norman Francis Blake,Roger Lass,Suzanne Romaine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521264792

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

View: 1590

The volumes of The Cambridge history of the English language reflect the spread of English from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon England to its current role as a multifaceted global language that dominates international communication in the 21st century.