History of English

History of English

by Jonathan Culpeper
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415145910

ISBN-13: 9780415145916

Pub. Date: 08/01/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Whilst maintaining the accessibility for the beginner, the level of this second edition has been raised by the addition of much more detail, a greater focus on theories and controversies, and a clearer route to key works in the field. History of English:


  • examines the history of the English language in order to explain the English that is

Overview

Whilst maintaining the accessibility for the beginner, the level of this second edition has been raised by the addition of much more detail, a greater focus on theories and controversies, and a clearer route to key works in the field. History of English:


  • examines the history of the English language in order to explain the English that is used today

  • introduces key linguistic concepts

  • provides 'discussion points' to generate debate

  • involves readers in collecting and analyzing their own data

  • contains a 'mini-corpus' of texts, used for exercises and to illustrate points raised in the commentary.

Revised throughout, this updated edition contains a new internet resource section and an updated further reading section, to help readers take their study further.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415145916
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Series:
Language Workbooks Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
114
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(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

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