The Cambridge History of the English Language

The Cambridge History of the English Language

by John Algeo, Roger Lass, Suzanne Romaine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521264790

ISBN-13: 9780521264792

Pub. Date: 04/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume traces the history of English in North America during the past 400 years. Sixteen leading authorities in the field consider how the vocabulary (both standard and slang), grammar, spelling, and usage in both the standard language and regional and social dialects have evolved, and examine the relationship of and interaction between British and American

Overview

This volume traces the history of English in North America during the past 400 years. Sixteen leading authorities in the field consider how the vocabulary (both standard and slang), grammar, spelling, and usage in both the standard language and regional and social dialects have evolved, and examine the relationship of and interaction between British and American English. Separate chapters deal with African-American English, Canadian English and Newfoundland English. The volume also includes suggestions for further reading, a glossary of linguistic terms, and an extensive bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521264792
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2015
Series:
Cambridge History of the English Language Series
Pages:
662
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.57(d)

Table of Contents

1. External history John Algeo; 2. British and American, continuity and divergence John Hurt Fisher; 3. British and Irish antecedents Michael Montgomery; 4. Contact with other languages Suzanne Romaine; 5. Americanisms Frederic G. Cassidy and Joan H. Hall; 6. Slang Jonathan Lighter; 7. Dialects Lee Pederson; 8. African-American English Salikoko Mufwene; 9. Grammatical structure Ronald R. Butters; 10. Spelling Richard Venezky; 11. Usage Edward Finegan; 12. Canadian English Laurel J. Brinton and Margery Fee; 13. Newfoundland English William Kirwin; 14. American English abroad Richard Bailey.

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