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A Biography of the English Language / Edition 3

A Biography of the English Language / Edition 3

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by C.M. Millward, Mary Hayes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495906417

ISBN-13: 9780495906414

Pub. Date: 01/01/2011

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The third edition of A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE continues to examine the structure of language. The textbook discusses three important issues: languages and language change are systematic; the inner history of a language is profoundly affected by its outer history of political and culural events; and the English of the past has everywhere left its

Overview

The third edition of A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE continues to examine the structure of language. The textbook discusses three important issues: languages and language change are systematic; the inner history of a language is profoundly affected by its outer history of political and culural events; and the English of the past has everywhere left its traces on present-day English. By uncovering the language's past, one can better communicate with it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495906414
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Phonology. 3. Writing. 4. Language Families and Indo-European Languages. 5. Old English (AD 450 - 1100). 6. Middle English (1100 - 1500). 7. Early Modern English (1500 - 1800). 8. Present-Day English (1800 - ). 9. English Around the World.

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