A History of English

A History of English

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A History of English, first published in 1970, is a book for beginners in linguistic history. This title examines the changes in English language speech and writing over a period of almost 2000 years, whilst also exploring more recent changes within the author's living memory. This title aims to raise countless issues for enquiry and discussion, and its purpose is to serve as a springboard for language history learning rather than a textbook.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 162 x 243 x 31mm | 1,047.79g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 black & white tables, 117 black & white line drawings
  • 1138918148
  • 9781138918146
  • 2,230,589

About Barbara M. H. Strang

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Table of contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; List of signs and symbols, mainly phonetic; Part 1: Introductory; 1. Synchronic variation and diachronic change 2. Changes within living memory; Part 2: The Chronological Sequence; 1. 1970-1770 2. 1770-1570 3. 1570-1370 4. 1370-1170 5. 1170-970 6. 970-770 7. 770-570 8. 570-370 9. Before 370; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Indexshow more

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