A Biography of the English Language

A Biography of the English Language : Principles and Applications

3.92 (189 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$254.95

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

The second edition of A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE continues to examine the structure of language. The textbook discusses three important issues: languages and language change are systematic; the inner history of a language is profoundly affected by its outer history of political and culural events; and the English of the past has everywhere left its traces on present-day English. By uncovering the language's past, one can better communicate with it.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 165.1 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 771.1g
  • Heinle & Heinle Publishers Inc.,U.S.
  • Florence, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • maps
  • 0155016458
  • 9780155016453
  • 847,607

Table of contents

1. Introduction. 2. Phonology. 3. Writing. 4. Language Families and Indo-European. 5. Old English (AD 450 - 1100). 6. Middle English (1100 - 1500). 7. Early Modern English (1500 - 1800). 8. Present-Day English (1800 - ). 9. English Around the World.
show more

Rating details

189 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 31% (59)
4 38% (72)
3 24% (45)
2 6% (11)
1 1% (2)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X