The Cambridge History of the English Language

The Cambridge History of the English Language

by Suzanne Romaine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521264774

ISBN-13: 9780521264778

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume deals with the history of the English language from 1776 to the present day. An extensive introduction details the changing socio-historical setting in which English has developed in response to a continuing background of diversity as it was transplanted to North America and beyond. Separate chapters on pronunciation, syntax, and vocabulary chronicle

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This volume deals with the history of the English language from 1776 to the present day. An extensive introduction details the changing socio-historical setting in which English has developed in response to a continuing background of diversity as it was transplanted to North America and beyond. Separate chapters on pronunciation, syntax, and vocabulary chronicle the core linguistic features of the language during this period. In addition, there are chapters on English as a literary language, English grammar and usage, and place names. A separate volume on North American English is in preparation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521264778
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Cambridge History of the English Language Series
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.85(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Suzanne Romaine; 2. Vocabulary John Algeo; 3. Syntax David Denison; 4. Onomastics Richard Coates; 5. Phonology Michael K. C. MacMahon; 6. English grammar and usage Edward Finegan; 7. Literary language Sylvia Adamson; Glossary of linguistic terms; Bibliography; Index.

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