A History of the English Language / Edition 1

A History of the English Language / Edition 1

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by Elly van Gelderen
     
 

ISBN-10: 9027232377

ISBN-13: 9789027232373

Pub. Date: 08/15/2006

Publisher: Benjamins, John Publishing Company

This exceptionally clear text focuses on internal changes in the English language. It outlines the history of English from pre-Old English times to the present. Not only does it present the traditional morphological descriptions of the various stages of the language, it provides many example sentences, texts, and cartoons that are analyzed for the benefit of the…  See more details below

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This exceptionally clear text focuses on internal changes in the English language. It outlines the history of English from pre-Old English times to the present. Not only does it present the traditional morphological descriptions of the various stages of the language, it provides many example sentences, texts, and cartoons that are analyzed for the benefit of the student and which make this book ideal for class use. Some language-external topics are covered such as early printing and authorship debates. Tables and figures complement the material covered and exercises review the main points as well as ask further, more challenging, questions. Answers to the exercises are provided, as is a time line listing some of the external events, and some guidance on how to use the OED. Complementary web site information is provided throughout the book, and a companion web site accompanies the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789027232373
Publisher:
Benjamins, John Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/15/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1The English language1
2English spelling, sounds, and grammar13
3Before Old English29
4Old English47
5From Old to Middle English91
6Middle English111
7Early modern English155
8Modern English203
9English around the world249
10Conclusion281

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A History of the English Language 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
apsuundergrad More than 1 year ago
Great research, many options for additional information for research as you read. Diagrams, tables, and figures which add to the learning process. Lots of activities to strengthen what was just explained. Appendices very useful -- this book is not dry as so many others are - plainly written and easy to understand but extensively informative.