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A Biography of the English Language / Edition 2
     

A Biography of the English Language / Edition 2

by C.M. Millward
 

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ISBN-10: 0155016458

ISBN-13: 9780155016453

Pub. Date: 01/02/1996

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

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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:
9780155016453
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/02/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.63(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.89(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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