A Biography of the English Language

A Biography of the English Language

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The third edition of "A Biography of The English Language, International Edition" 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

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 160 x 230 x 20mm | 621.42g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Heinle & Heinle Publishers Inc.,U.S.
  • Florence, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • International ed of 3rd revised ed
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0495910473
  • 9780495910473
  • 1,419,409

Table of contents

1. Introduction. 2. Phonology. 3. Writing. 4. Language Families and Indo-European Languages. 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

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