The Cambridge History of the English Language

The Cambridge History of the English Language

by Richard M. Hogg
ISBN-10:
052126474X
ISBN-13:
9780521264747
Pub. Date:
07/28/1992
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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The Cambridge History of the English Language

The Cambridge History of the English Language is the first multi-volume work to provide a full and authoritative account of the history of English. This volume deals with the history of English up to the Norman conquest. Each chapter gives a chronologically-oriented presentation of the data, surveys scholarship in the area and takes full account of the impact of developing and current linguistic theory on the interpretation of the data. The chapters have been written so as to be accessible both to specialists and nonspecialists, and have been carefully edited by Profesor Hogg to create an integrated approach. This will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of the English language.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521264747
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/28/1992
Series: Cambridge History of the English Language Series
Pages: 633
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 2.01(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Richard M. Hogg; 2. The place of English in Germanic and Indo-European Alfred Bammesberger; 3. Phonology and morphology Richard M. Hogg; 4. Syntax Elizabeth Closs Traugott; 5. Semantics and vocabulary Dieter Kastovsky; 6. Old English dialects Thomas E. Toon; 7. Onomastics Cecily Clark; 8. Literary language Malcolm R. Godden.

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