A History of the English Language / Edition 5

A History of the English Language / Edition 5

by Albert C. Baugh, Thomas Cable
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130151661

ISBN-13: 9780130151667

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Longman

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130151667
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

1. English Present and Future.

2. The Indo-European Family of Languages.

3. Old English.

4. Foreign Influences on Old English.

5. The Norman Conquest and the Subjection of English, 1066-1200.

6. The Re-Establishment of English, 1200-1500.

7. Middle English.

8. The Renaissance, 1500-1650.

9. The Appeal to Authority, 1650-1800.

10. The Nineteenth Century and After.

11. The English Language in America.

Appendix A: Specimens of the Middle English Dialects.

Appendix B: English Spelling.

Index.

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