History of English / Edition 2

History of English / Edition 2

by Jonathan Culpeper
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Taylor & Francis
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History of English / Edition 2

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: 9780415341844
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/28/2005
Series: Language Workbooks Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Using this Book. Acknowledgements 1. The Birth of English 2. Investigating Change in English 3. Spellings and Speech Sounds 4. Borrowing Words 5. New Words from Old 6. Changing Meanings 7. Grammar I: Nouns 8. Grammar II: Verbs 9. Dialects in British English 10. Standardisation 11. World Englishes. Appendix. Index

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