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There then follow five chapters tracing, in chronological order, the history of English from the Old English period through to Modern English, before the last two chapters look at the spread of English around the world and take a wider perspective by looking at how changes in English fit into theories about language change more generally. Sources and spelling; 2. The exercises that follow each chapter are a useful way for students to review the englixh points covered in each chapter, and the step-by-step guide va using the electronic version of the OED at the end of the book is a useful inclusion in a textbook of this sort.


Volume 21 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Write a review Rate this item: Conclusion; Keywords and terms; Exercises; Appendix A. Old English grammar; 4. Most suggestions brought up by users and reviewers have been incorporated, for instance, a family tree for Germanic has been added, Celtic influence is highlighted much more, there is more on the origin of Chancery English, and internal and external change languagee discussed in much greater detail. Read more Read less. Volume 40 Issue Jahresband Janpp.

Isaac Newton on optics; 8. Complementary web site information is provided throughout the alnguage, and a companion web site accompanies the book. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Stefan Thim Berlin Other articles by this author: This is a genuine shame, because as the rest of this book review will seek to stress, this is an extremely interesting and useful addition to the literature on the history of English.

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It may be a good read for those who know a lot about linguistics already, but I stopped reading it halfway through the gdlderen because I just can’t understand it. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Volume 90 Issue Jahresband Janpp.

The language is easy to understand, the linguistics jargon is sufficient to promote understanding without confusing the reader, and the tables provided in each chapter summarize the main points, making this text easily accessible and user-friendly.

External and internal change; 4. Early Modern English syntax; 5.

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Most suggestions brought up by users and reviewers have been incorporated, for instance, a family Account Options Sign in. The linguistic coverage is clear, detailed and faultless. This book tells the history of English. Editorial and authorship issues; 9. Attitudes towards a standard.

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