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The Oxford History of English
     

The Oxford History of English

by Lynda Mugglestone
 

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ISBN-10: 0199660166

ISBN-13: 9780199660162

Pub. Date: 01/06/2013

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Oxford History of English traces the language from its obscure Indo-European roots to its position as the world's first language. In accounts made vivid with examples from an immense range of documentary evidence, including letters, diaries, and private records, fifteen experts describe the history of English in all its versions, written and spoken. They

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The Oxford History of English traces the language from its obscure Indo-European roots to its position as the world's first language. In accounts made vivid with examples from an immense range of documentary evidence, including letters, diaries, and private records, fifteen experts describe the history of English in all its versions, written and spoken. They reveal the language's rich and protean variety over the centuries and chart the progress of all its versions, standard, regional, and international. With impeccable and approachable scholarship, they describe and explain its constantly changing sounds, words, meanings, and grammar. This is a book for everyone interested in the English language, present and past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199660162
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/06/2013
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
695,077
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A History of the English Language, Lynda Mugglestone

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