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 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.

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.

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 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.

The Origins and Development of Emigrant Languages

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

Author: Hans Frede Nielsen,Lene Schøsler

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027272794

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

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.

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.

A History of the English Language

Author: Richard Hogg,David Denison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139451294

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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The history and development of English, from the earliest known writings to its status today as a dominant world language, is a subject of major importance to linguists and historians. In this book, a team of international experts cover the entire recorded history of the English language, outlining its development over fifteen centuries. With an emphasis on more recent periods, every key stage in the history of the language is covered, with full accounts of standardisation, names, the distribution of English in Britain and North America, and its global spread. New historical surveys of the crucial aspects of the language are presented, and historical changes that have affected English are treated as a continuing process, helping to explain the shape of the language today. This complete and up-to-date history of English will be indispensable to all advanced students, scholars and teachers in this prominent field.

The History of English

An Introduction

Author: Stephan Gramley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136592679

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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The History of English: An Introduction provides a chronological analysis of the linguistic, social, and cultural development of the English language from before its establishment in Britain around the year 450 to the present. Each chapter represents a new stage in the development of the language from Old English through Middle English to Modern Global English, all illustrated with a rich and diverse selection of primary texts showing changes in language resulting from contact, conquest and domination, and the expansion of English around the world. The History of English goes beyond the usual focus on English in the UK and the USA to include the wider global course of the language during and following the Early Modern English period. This perspective therefore also includes a historical review of English in its pidgin and creole varieties and as a native and/or second language in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Australasia. Designed to be user-friendly, The History of English contains: chapter introductions and conclusions to assist study over 80 textual examples demonstrating linguistic change, accompanied by translations and/or glosses where appropriate study questions on the social, cultural and linguistic background of the chapter topics further reading from key texts to extend or deepen the focus nearly 100 supporting figures, tables, and maps to illuminate the text 16-pages of colour plates depicting exemplary texts, relevant artefacts, and examples of language usage, including Germanic runes, the opening page of Beowulf, the New England Primer, and the Treaty of Waitangi. The companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/gramley supports the textbook and features: an extended view of major aspects of language development as well as synopses of material dealt with in a range of chapters in the book further sample texts, including examples from Chaucer, numerous Early Modern English texts from a wide variety of fields, and twenty-first-century novels additional exercises to help users expand their insights and apply background knowledge an interactive timeline of important historical events and developments with linked encyclopaedic entries audio clips providing examples of a wide range of accents The History of English is essential reading for any student of the English language.

The Stories of English

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468306170

Category: History

Page: 608

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The groundbreaking history of the English language, fusing chronological with anecdotal and etymological accounts of individual word-histories, to create not one story, but many stories. The English language is now accepted as the global lingua franca of the modern age, spoken or written in by over a quarter of the human race. But how did it evolve? How did a language spoken originally by a few thousand Anglo-Saxons become one used by more than 1,500 million? What developments can be seen as we move from Beowulf to Chaucer to Shakespeare to Dickens and the present day? A host of fascinating questions are answered in The Stories of English, a groundbreaking history of the language by David Crystal, the world-renowned writer and commentator on English. Many books have been written about English, but they have all focused on a single variety: the educated, printed language called “standard” English. David Crystal turns the history of English on its head and instead provides a startlingly original view of where the richness, creativity and diversity of the language truly lies—in the accents and dialects of nonstandard English users all over the world. Whatever their regional, social or ethnic background, each group has a story worth telling, whether it is in Scotland or Somerset, South Africa or Singapore. Interweaved within this central chronological story are accounts of uses of dialect around the world as well as in literary classics from The Canterbury Tales to The Lord of the Rings. For the first time, regional speech and writing is placed center stage, giving a sense of the social realities behind the development of English. This significant shift in perspective enables the reader to understand for the first time the importance of everyday, previously marginalized, voices in our language and provides an argument too for the way English should be taught in the future.

New Zealand English

Its Origins and Evolution

Author: Elizabeth Gordon,Lyle Campbell,Jennifer Hay,Margaret Maclagan,Andrea Sudbury,Peter Trudgill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139451284

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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New Zealand English - at just 150 years old - is one of the newest varieties of English, and is unique in that its full history and development are documented in extensive audio-recordings. The rich corpus of spoken language provided by New Zealand's 'mobile disk unit' has provided insight into how the earliest New Zealand-born settlers spoke, and consequently, how this new variety of English developed. On the basis of these recordings, this book examines and analyses the extensive linguistic changes New Zealand English has undergone since it was first spoken in the 1850s. The authors, all experts in phonetics and sociolinguistics, use the data to test previous explanations for new dialect formation, and to challenge current claims about the nature of language change. The first ever corpus-based study of the evolution of New Zealand English, this book will be welcomed by all those interested in phonetics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics and dialectology.

The English Language

Author: Charles Barber,Joan Beal,Philip Shaw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107693934

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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This bestselling text by Charles Barber recounts the history of the English language from its ancestry to the present day.

The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology

Author: Walter W. Skeat,Walter William Skeat

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853263118

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 633

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A dictionary of the origins of words and developement of the English language.

The History of English Spelling

Author: Christopher Upward,George Davidson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444342975

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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The History of English Spelling reveals the history of Modern English spelling, tracing its origins and development from Old English up to the present day. Includes a wealth of information and data on English spelling not available anywhere else Features a complementary website with additional material at www.historyofenglishspelling.info Includes detailed coverage of the contributions from French, Latin, Greek - and the many other languages - to our current orthography Serves as a companion volume to Geoffrey Hughes's A History of English Words in the same series

Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics

Author: Hadumod Bussmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134630387

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 560

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The Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics is a unique reference work for students and teachers of linguistics. The highly regarded second edition of the Lexikon der Sprachwissenschaft by Hadumod Bussmann has been specifically adapted by a team of over thirty specialist linguists to form the most comprehensive and up-to-date work of its kind in the English language. In over 2,500 entries, the Dictionary provides an exhaustive survey of the key terminology and languages of more than 30 subdisciplines of linguistics. With its term-based approach and emphasis on clear analysis, it complements perfectly Routledge's established range of reference material in the field of linguistics.

Language in the USA

Themes for the Twenty-first Century

Author: Edward Finegan,John R. Rickford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521777476

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 502

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This textbook provides a comprehensive survey of current language issues in the USA, exploring the nature of language variation in the United States and its social, historical and political significance. The book is divided into three sections: Part I, American English; Part II, Other Language Varieties; and Part III, The Sociolinguistic Situation in the USA. Clear, accessible and broad in its coverage, it will be welcomed by students across the disciplines of English, Linguistics, Communication, American Studies and Popular Culture, as well as anyone interested more generally in language-related issues.

An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language

Author: Walter W. Skeat

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486440524

Category: Reference

Page: 780

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Practical and reliable, this reference traces English words back to their Indo-European roots. Each entry features a brief definition, identifies the language of origin, and employs a few illustrative quotations. An extensive appendix includes lists of prefixes, suffixes, Indo-European roots, homonyms and doublets, and the distribution of English-language sources.