The Origins and Development of the English Language

Author: John Algeo

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428231455

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Updated to reflect current research and rewritten for further clarity of presentation, the sixth edition of the best-selling THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE continues to take a linguistic-analysis approach and focuses on the facts of language rather than on theoretical approaches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Origins and Development of the English Language

Author: John Algeo,Carmen A. Butcher

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285528875

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE reflects current research and takes a linguistic-analysis approach with a focus on the facts of language rather than on theoretical approaches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The History of the English Language

A Sourcebook

Author: David Burnley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317883403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

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This second edition of The History of the English Language- A Sourcebook provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to the origins and development of the English language. First published in 1992, the book contains over fifty illustrative passages, drawn from the oldest English to the twentieth century. The passages are contextualised by individual introductions and grouped into the traditional periods of Old English, Early Middle English, Later Middle English, Early Modern English and Modern English. These periods are connected by brief essays explaining the major linguistic developments associated with each period, to produce a continuous outline history. For this new edition Professor Burnley has expanded the outline of linguistic features at each of the main chronological divisions and included more selections and illustrations. A new section has also been included to illustrate the language of advertising from the 18th century to the present. The book will be of general interest to all those interested in the origins and development of the English language, and in particular to students and teachers of the history of the English language at A-level and university.

The Origins and Development of Emigrant Languages

Proceedings from the Second Rasmus Rask Colloquium, Odense University, November 1994

Author: Hans Frede Nielsen,Lene Schøsler

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 8778382262

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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The Origins and Development of Emigrant Languages is the proceedings from the Second Rasmus Rask Colloquium held at Odense University, November 1994

The Cambridge History of the English Language

Author: Norman Francis Blake,Robert Burchfield,Suzanne Romaine,Roger Lass,John Algeo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521264785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 685

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Volume 5 covers the dialects of England since 1776, the historical development of English in the former Celtic-speaking countries of Scotland, Wales and Ireland, and English in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and South Asia.

Workbook: Problems for Algeo/Butcher's The Origins and Development of the English Language, 7th

Author: Algeo, John

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285950933

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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This companion to THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE expands on material in the main textbook. Expand coverage of some topics and chapter-by-chapter exercises help you master text material. You can answer review questions to ensure your comprehension, you caa analyze data to expand and apply your new knowledge, and you can work on enrichment exercises that, for example, familiarize you with the OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the prodcut text may not be available in the ebook version.

Problems in the Origins and Development of the English Language

Author: John Algeo,Carmen Acevedo Butcher

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781428231474

Category: Education

Page: 272

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This companion to THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE supplements and enhances material presented in the main textbook. Chapter-by-chapter exercises help students master text material efficiently. A wide variety of topics, problems, and data gives instructors ample material for class discussion. The wealth of information in this workbook invites selective use and assistance with many aspects of the subject that a student may find challenging. For example, students can answer review questions that enrich their learning and they can work on exercises that help them become thoroughly familiar with the Oxford English Dictionary.

The Origins and History of Consciousness

Author: Erich Neumann,C. G. Jung

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691163596

Category: Psychology

Page: 552

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The Origins and History of Consciousness draws on a full range of world mythology to show how individual consciousness undergoes the same archetypal stages of development as human consciousness as a whole. Erich Neumann was one of C. G. Jung's most creative students and a renowned practitioner of analytical psychology in his own right. In this influential book, Neumann shows how the stages begin and end with the symbol of the Uroboros, the tail-eating serpent. The intermediate stages are projected in the universal myths of the World Creation, Great Mother, Separation of the World Parents, Birth of the Hero, Slaying of the Dragon, Rescue of the Captive, and Transformation and Deification of the Hero. Throughout the sequence, the Hero is the evolving ego consciousness. Featuring a foreword by Jung, this Princeton Classics edition introduces a new generation of readers to this eloquent and enduring work.

Language Contact and the Origins of the Germanic Languages

Author: Peter Schrijver

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134254490

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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History, archaeology, and human evolutionary genetics provide us with an increasingly detailed view of the origins and development of the peoples that live in Northwestern Europe. This book aims to restore the key position of historical linguistics in this debate by treating the history of the Germanic languages as a history of its speakers. It focuses on the role that language contact has played in creating the Germanic languages, between the first millennium BC and the crucially important early medieval period. Chapters on the origins of English, German, Dutch, and the Germanic language family as a whole illustrate how the history of the sounds of these languages provide a key that unlocks the secret of their genesis: speakers of Latin, Celtic and Balto-Finnic switched to speaking Germanic and in the process introduced a 'foreign accent' that caught on and spread at the expense of types of Germanic that were not affected by foreign influence. The book is aimed at linguists, historians, archaeologists and anyone who is interested in what languages can tell us about the origins of their speakers.

A History of English

A Sociolinguistic Approach

Author: Barbara Fennell

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631200734

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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A History of English provides an intelligent and accessible synthesis of modern sociolinguistic approaches to the development of the English Language.

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

The Untold History of English

Author: John McWhorter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592404944

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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A survey of the English language's usage mysteries considers the ways in which English developed and how it may reflect cultural values, in a reference that covers such topics as Celtic and Welsh influences, the origins of specific syntax patterns, and the role of language in forming early Britain. 25,000 first printing.

The Origins and Early Development of Shia Islam

Author: Sayyid Husayn Muhammad Ja'fari

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312541091

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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This full length text is a very detailed and comprehensive history of the early stages of Shi'ism. The author has extensively used primary historical sources as well as more recent academic works in order to present one of the most detailed accounts of early Shi'ism that is available in the English language today.

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The History of Our Alphabet

Author: Don Robb

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 1570916098

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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See how the Roman alphabet began and how it has changed through the years.

Answer Key for Problems

Author: John Algeo,Carmen A. Butcher

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285947886

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

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This supplement provides answers to the exercises in the companion manual PROBLEMS IN THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The English Language

Author: Simon Horobin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198709250

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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The English language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today?In this Very Short Introduction Simon Horobin investigates how we have arrived at the English we know today, and celebrates the way new speakers and new uses mean that it continues to adapt. Engaging with contemporary concerns about correctness, Horobin considers whether such changes areimprovements, or evidence of slipping standards. What is the future for the English language? Will Standard English continue to hold sway, or we are witnessing its replacement by newly emerging Englishes?ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Recursive Mind

The Origins of Human Language, Thought, and Civilization

Author: Michael C. Corballis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400851491

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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The Recursive Mind challenges the commonly held notion that language is what makes us uniquely human. In this compelling book, Michael Corballis argues that what distinguishes us in the animal kingdom is our capacity for recursion: the ability to embed our thoughts within other thoughts. "I think, therefore I am," is an example of recursive thought, because the thinker has inserted himself into his thought. Recursion enables us to conceive of our own minds and the minds of others. It also gives us the power of mental "time travel"--the ability to insert past experiences, or imagined future ones, into present consciousness. Drawing on neuroscience, psychology, animal behavior, anthropology, and archaeology, Corballis demonstrates how these recursive structures led to the emergence of language and speech, which ultimately enabled us to share our thoughts, plan with others, and reshape our environment to better reflect our creative imaginations. He shows how the recursive mind was critical to survival in the harsh conditions of the Pleistocene epoch, and how it evolved to foster social cohesion. He traces how language itself adapted to recursive thinking, first through manual gestures, then later, with the emergence of Homo sapiens, vocally. Toolmaking and manufacture arose, and the application of recursive principles to these activities in turn led to the complexities of human civilization, the extinction of fellow large-brained hominins like the Neandertals, and our species' supremacy over the physical world. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Author: Julia Cresswell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199547939

Category: History

Page: 502

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Contains alphabetically arranged entries that explore the origin, evolution, and social history of over three thousand English language words.

A Companion to the History of the English Language

Author: Haruko Momma,Michael Matto

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444302868

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

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A Companion to the History of the English Language addresses the linguistic, cultural, social, and literary approaches to language study. The first text to offer a complete survey of the field, this volume provides the most up-to-date insights of leading international scholars. An accessible reference to the history of the English language Comprises more than sixty essays written by leading international scholars Aids literature students in incorporating language study into their work Includes an historical survey of the English language, from its Germanic and Indo- European beginnings to modern British and American English Enriched with maps, diagrams, and illustrations from historical publications Introduces the latest scholarship in the field