A History of the English Language / Edition 5

A History of the English Language / Edition 5

by Albert C. Baugh, Thomas Cable
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415280990

ISBN-13: 9780415280990

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415280990
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1English Present and Future1
2The Indo-European Family of Languages16
3Old English41
4Foreign Influences on Old English72
5The Norman Conquest and the Subjection of English, 1066-1200105
6The Reestablishment of English, 1200-1500124
7Middle English154
8The Renaissance, 1500-1650195
9The Appeal to Authority, 1650-1800248
10The Nineteenth Century and After290
11The English Language in America345
Appendix A Specimens of the Middle English Dialects401
Appendix B English Spelling414
Index421

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