History of English / Edition 2

History of English / Edition 2

by Jonathan Culpeper
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0415341833

ISBN-13: 9780415341837

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

History of English looks at the history of the English language in order to explain the English that is used today. This Language Workbook: * covers the development of the English language from the 5th century to the present day * contains a `mini-corpus' of texts, used

for exercises and to illustrate points raised in the commentary * introduces key linguistic

Overview

History of English looks at the history of the English language in order to explain the English that is used today. This Language Workbook: * covers the development of the English language from the 5th century to the present day * contains a `mini-corpus' of texts, used

for exercises and to illustrate points raised in the commentary * introduces key linguistic concepts * provides `discussion points' to generate debate * involves readers in collecting and analysing their own data

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415341837
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Language Workbooks Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

1. The Birth of English: Clues in Placenames

2. Investigating Change in English

3. Spellings and Speech Sounds

4. Borrowing Words

5. New Words From Old

6. Changing Meanings

7.

Punctuation

8. Grammar I: Nouns

9. Grammar II: Verbs

10.Dialects in British English

11. Standardization

12. World Englishes

Appendix I: Reading an OED entry

Appendix II: Phonetic transcription

Appendix III: A

'mini-corpus' of texts

Appendix IV: Some answers

Appendix V: General readeing

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >