A Companion to the History of the English Language / Edition 1

A Companion to the History of the English Language / Edition 1

by Haruko Momma
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470657936

ISBN-13: 9780470657935

Pub. Date: 05/17/2011

Publisher: Wiley

A Companion to the History of the English Language addresses the linguistic, cultural, social, and literary approaches to language study. The first text to offer a complete survey of the field, this volume provides the most up-to-date insights of leading international scholars.

  • An accessible reference to the history of the English language

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Overview

A Companion to the History of the English Language addresses the linguistic, cultural, social, and literary approaches to language study. The first text to offer a complete survey of the field, this volume provides the most up-to-date insights of leading international scholars.

  • An accessible reference to the history of the English language
  • Comprises more than sixty essays written by leading international scholars
  • Aids literature students in incorporating language study into their work
  • Includes an historical survey of the English language, from its Germanic and Indo- European beginnings to modern British and American English
  • Enriched with maps, diagrams, and illustrations from historical publications
  • Introduces the latest scholarship in the field

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470657935
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/17/2011
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series, #143
Pages:
724
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures

Note on phonetic symbols and orthography

A timeline for HEL

Pt. I Introduction

1 History, English, Language: Studying HEL Today

2 History of the History of the English Language: How Has the Subject Been Studied?

3 Essential Linguistics

Pt. II Linguistic Survey

4 Phonology: Segmental Histories

5 History of English Morphology

6 History of English Syntax

7 A History of the English Lexicon

8 History of English Prosody

Pt. III English Semantics and Lexicography

9 Dictionaries Today: What Can We Do With Them?

10 English Onomasiological Dictionaries and Thesauri

11 Johnson, Webster, and the Oxford English Dictionary

Pt. IV Pre-history of English

12 English as an Indo-European Language

13 English as a Germanic Language

Pt. V English in History: England and America

Sect. 1 Old English in History (c.a. 450-1066)

14 Early Old English (up to 899)

15 Late Old English (899-1066)

16 Topics in Old English Dialects

Sect. 2 Middle English in History (1066-1485)

17 Early Middle English (1066-ca. 1350)

18 Late Middle English (ca. 1350-1485)

19 Varieties of Middle English

Sect. 3 Early Modern English in History (1485-1660)

20 Early Modern English (1485-1660)

21 Varieties of Early Modern English

Sect. 4 Modern British English in History (1660-present)

22 British English in the Long Eighteenth Century (1660-1830)

23 British English Since 1830

24 The Rise of Received Pronunciation

Sect. 5 American English in History

25 American English to 1865

26 American English Since 1865

27 American English Dialects

Sect. 6 Topics in History

28 Early Modern English Print Culture

29 Issues of Gender in ModernEnglish

50 Class, Ethnicity, and the Formation of "Standard English"

51 The Transplantation of American English in Philippine Soil

32 English, Latin, and the Teaching of Rhetoric

33 English in Mass Communications: News Discourse and the Language of Journalism

Pt. VI English in History: English Outside England and the United States

Sect. 1 British Isles and Ireland

35 English in Scotlund

36 English in Ireland

Sect. 2 English in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

37 English in Canada

38 Australian and New Zealand English

Sect. 3 Colonial and Post-Colonial English

39 South Asian English

40 English in the Caribbean

41 English in Africa

Pt. VII Literary Languages

42 The Anglo-Saxon Poetic Tradition

43 "In swich englissh as he kan": Chaucer's Literary Language

44 Shakespeare's Literary Language

45 Jane Austen's Literary English

46 Joyce's English

47 Faulkner's Language

48 Twixt the Twain: East-West in Rushdie's Zubaan-Tongue

49 Toni Morrison: The Stmggle for the Word

Pt. VIII Issues in Present-Day English

50 Migration and Motivation in the Development of African American Vernacular English

51 Latino Varieties of English

52 Teaching English to Native Speakers: The Subject Matter of Composition (1970-2005)

53 Earning as well as Learning a Language: English and the Post-colonial Teacher

54 Creoles and Pidgins

55 World Englishes in World Contexts

Pt. IX Further Approaches to Language Study

56 Style and Stylistics

57 Corpus-Based Linguistic Approaches to the History of English

58 Sociolinguistics

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