The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language / Edition 2

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language / Edition 2

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by David Crystal
     
 

This second edition presents an overhaul of its subject for a new generation of language-lovers.See more details below

Overview

This second edition presents an overhaul of its subject for a new generation of language-lovers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521530330
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/04/2003
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
506
Sales rank:
229,807
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 10.87(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaces; 1. Modelling English; Part I. The History of English: 2. The origins of English; 3. Old English; 4. Middle English; 5. Early Modern English; 6. Modern English; 7. World English; Part II. English Vocabulary: 8. The nature of the lexicon; 9. The sources of the lexicon; 10. Etymology; 11. The structure of the lexicon; 12. Lexical dimensions; Part III. English Grammar: 13. Grammatical mythology; 14. The structure of words; 15. Word classes; 16. The structure of sentences; Part IV. Spoken and Written English: 17. The sound system; 18. The writing system; Part V. Using English: 19. Varieties of discourse; 20. Regional variation; 21. Social variation; 22. Personal variation; 23. Electronic variation; Part VI. Learning about English: 24. Learning English as a mother tongue; 25. New ways of studying English; Appendices; Indexes.

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