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

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

The English Language

Author: Simon Horobin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198709250

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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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

The English Languages

Author: Tom McArthur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521481304

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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Plural? monolithic? legion? - Tom McArthur explores the nature of English in its local and global contexts.
English language

The Standard of Usage in English

Author: Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 309

View: 3669

Language Arts & Disciplines

Doing English Language

A Guide for Students

Author: Angela Goddard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415618835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 153

View: 6321

"Doing English Language provides a concise, lively and accessible introduction to the field of English Language studies for readers who are interested in taking courses at university level. This book addresses the fundamental questions about studying English Language, including: How is English Language studied and researched? ; Which subject areas does English Language draw on? ; How are different topics approached? ; How is the study of English Language relevant to real world contexts? ; What careers can English Language lead to?"--Publisher's website.
English language

A Dictionary of the English Language

For the Use of Schools, and for General Reference; with the Principles of Pronunciation, Orthography, and Etymology, Fully Explained and Practically Illustrated; to which is Added, a Concise Classical Dictionary ...

Author: Robert Sullivan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 564

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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: 8396

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
Language Arts & Disciplines

The English Language in Canada

Status, History and Comparative Analysis

Author: Charles Boberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113949144X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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The English Language in Canada examines the current status, history and principal features of Canadian English, focusing on the 'standard' variety heard across the country today. The discussion of the status of Canadian English considers the number and distribution of its speakers, its relation to French and other Canadian languages and to American English, its status as the expressive medium of English Canadian culture and its treatment in previous research. The review of its history concentrates on the historical roots and patterns of English-speaking settlement that established Canadian English and influenced its character in each region of Canada. The analysis of its principal features compares the vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar of Canadian English to standard British and American English. Subsequent chapters examine variation and change in the vocabulary and pronunciation of Canadian English, while a final chapter briefly considers the future of Canadian English.
Language Arts & Disciplines

English Language

Author: The Editors of Rea,Research and Education Association

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780878911868

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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REA’s Super Reviews help students brush up on tough subjects. They are more thorough than ordinary subject reviews but less complex than voluminous study guides. Numerous solved problems accompany the review and bring it to life. The English Language Super Review includes an extensive review of grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. A glossary of usage is also included. Exercises and quizzes enable students to check whether they have learned what they need to know, whether they understand the subject and have command of it.
Fiction

The Origins and Development of the English Language

Author: John Algeo

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428231455

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9410

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 Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521530330

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 499

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A second edition, newly revised for the current generation, includes extensive illustrated coverage of world English and Internet English as well as updated statistics, further reading suggestions, and additional reference lists. Simultaneous. (Language)
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: 4382

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

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: 3684

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.
Literary Criticism

The English Language

Author: Whitney French Bolton

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 9780140177602

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 362

View: 9432

History of the English language, its grammar, vocabulary, and stylistic variations.
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: 9337

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.
Foreign Language Study

Defining Issues in English Language Teaching

Author: Henry Widdowson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194374453

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 193

View: 2395

This book looks at different attitudes to English and developments in its description, and it critically examines current proposals for the specification of course content and classroom methodology.
English language

The English Language in Europe

Author: Reinhard Hartmann

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781871516890

Category: English language

Page: 60

View: 6967

A consideration of the current state and future directions of the English language through the continent, looking at the development of English from a Germanic tongue in northwest Europe to an international language that has spread across the world. This includes an examination of the role of English in science, education and the arts, and the impact of borrowings from English vocabulary on the languages of Europe.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The English Language

Structure and Development

Author: Stanley Hussey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317893514

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 5789

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.