The Origins and Development of the English Language / Edition 4

The Origins and Development of the English Language / Edition 4

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by Thomas Pyles, John Algeo, John Alego
     
 

THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE reflects current research and takes a linguistic-analysis approach with a focus on the facts of language rather than theoretical approaches. See more details below

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THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE reflects current research and takes a linguistic-analysis approach with a focus on the facts of language rather than theoretical approaches.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780155001688
Publisher:
Harcourt College Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1992
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Language and Languages: An Introduction1
2The Sounds of Current English25
3Letters and Sounds: A Brief History of Writing42
4The Backgrounds of English61
5The Old English Period (449-1100)95
6The Middle English Period (1100-1500)134
7The Modern English Period to 1800: Sounds and Spellings165
8The Modern English Period to 1800: Forms and Syntax182
9Recent British and American English212
10Words and Meanings237
11New Words from Old258
12Foreign Elements in the English Word Stock286
Selected Bibliography313
Glossary-Index of Terms338
Index of Modern English Words and Affixes361

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