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A Biography of the English Language,9780495906414

A Biography of the English Language

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Edition: 3rd
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 1/1/2011
Publisher(s): Cengage Learning
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Summary

The third 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Phonology
Writing
Language Families and Indo-European Languages
Old English (AD 450 - 1100)
Middle English (1100 - 1500)
Early Modern English (1500 - 1800)
Present-Day English (1800 - )
English Around the World
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