The Cambridge History of the English Language

The Cambridge History of the English Language

by Robert Burchfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521264782

ISBN-13: 9780521264785

Pub. Date: 11/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Volume 5 of The Cambridge History of the English Language looks at the dialects of England since 1776, the historical development of English in the former Celtic-speaking countries of Scotland, Wales and Ireland, and at varieties of English in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Caribbean and South Asia. This unique volume will be welcomed by all those

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Overview

Volume 5 of The Cambridge History of the English Language looks at the dialects of England since 1776, the historical development of English in the former Celtic-speaking countries of Scotland, Wales and Ireland, and at varieties of English in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Caribbean and South Asia. This unique volume will be welcomed by all those interested in the spread of English around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521264785
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Series:
Cambridge History of the English Language Series
Pages:
685
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 2.72(d)

Table of Contents

General editor's preface; Volume editor's preface; 1. Introduction Robert Burchfield; Part I. Regional Varieties Of English In Great Britain and Ireland; 2. English in Scotland J. Derrick McClure; 3. English in Wales Alan R. Thomas; 4. English in Ireland Jeffrey L. Kallen; 5. The dialects of England since 1776 Ossi Ihalainen; Part II. English Overseas; 6. English in Australia George W. Turner; 7. English in the Caribbean John A. Holm; 8. English in New Zealand Laurie Bauer; 9. English in South Africa William Branford; 10. English in South Asia Braj B. Kachru; Glossary of linguistic terms; Bibliography; Index.

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