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The Cambridge History of the English Language

The Cambridge History of the English Language

Volume 4. 1776–1997

$345.00 (R)

Part of The Cambridge History of the English Language

Suzanne Romaine, John Algeo, David Denison, Richard Coates, Michael K. C. MacMahon, Edward Finegan, Sylvia Adamson
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  • Date Published: January 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521264778

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  • This volume deals with the history of the English language from 1776 to the present day. An extensive introduction details the changing socio-historical setting in which English has developed in response to a continuing background of diversity as it was transplanted to North America and beyond. Separate chapters on pronunciation, syntax, and vocabulary chronicle the core linguistic features of the language during this period. In addition, there are chapters on English as a literary language, English grammar and usage, and place names. A separate volume on North American English is in preparation.

    • The first multi-volume account of the history of English
    • Essential reading for students of linguistics, English literature, and anyone interested in the history of English in general
    • Authoritative coverage extends from areas of central linguistic interest to more specialised topics
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    "...nearly all of the material is quite clearly presented, well analyzed, and brings out aspects of English...that could easily be overlooked since the language has not changed nearly as much in the current period as it did in the previous seven hundred years." Notes on Linguistics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521264778
    • length: 810 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 160 x 47 mm
    • weight: 1.203kg
    • contains: 18 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Suzanne Romaine
    2. Vocabulary John Algeo
    3. Syntax David Denison
    4. Onomastics Richard Coates
    5. Phonology Michael K. C. MacMahon
    6. English grammar and usage Edward Finegan
    7. Literary language Sylvia Adamson
    Glossary of linguistic terms

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    Suzanne Romaine, University of Oxford


    Suzanne Romaine, John Algeo, David Denison, Richard Coates, Michael K. C. MacMahon, Edward Finegan, Sylvia Adamson

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