Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics: The English Language: A Historical Introduction

Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics: The English Language: A Historical Introduction

Description

Where does today's English come from? This new edition of the bestseller by Charles Barber tells the story of the language from its remote ancestry to the present day. In response to demand from readers, a brand new chapter on late modern English has been added for this edition. Using dozens of familiar texts, including the English of King Alfred, Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Addison, the book tells you everything you need to know about the English language, where it came from and where it's going to. This edition adds new material on English as a global language and explains the differences between the main varieties of English around the world. Clear explanations of linguistic ideas and terms make it the ideal introduction for students on courses in English language and linguistics, and for all readers fascinated by language.


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Details

Author(s)
Joan C. Beal, Philip A. Shaw, Charles Barber
Format
Paperback | 320 pages
Dimensions
130 x 198 x 15mm | 380g
Publication date
01 May 2009
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations note
1 Maps
ISBN10
0521670012
ISBN13
9780521670012
Bestsellers rank
502,296