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The Cambridge History of the English Language

Volume 5. English in Britain and Overseas: Origins and Development

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Part of The Cambridge History of the English Language

Robert Burchfield, J. Derrick McClure, Alan R. Thomas, Jeffrey L. Kallen, Ossi Ihalainen, George W. Turner, John A. Holm, Laurie Bauer, William Branford, Braj B. Kachru
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  • Date Published: February 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521264785

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  • Volume 5 of The Cambridge History of the English Language looks at the dialects of England since 1776, the historical development of English in the former Celtic-speaking countries of Scotland, Wales and Ireland, and at varieties of English in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Caribbean and South Asia. This unique volume will be welcomed by all those interested in the spread of English around the world.

    • Next volume to be published in Cambridge History of the English Language (first two volumes published in 1992)
    • This volume of more general interest than the first two: history of English dialects since 1776, and increasing divergence of the language
    • Well-known contributors, and very well-known editor (was Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionaries)
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    'A distinguished team of contributors…much to admire. This handsome volume is an indispensable work of reference.' John Honey, The Times Higher Education Supplement

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 1995
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521264785
    • length: 686 pages
    • dimensions: 322 x 187 x 69 mm
    • weight: 1.383kg
    • contains: 10 maps 19 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    General editor's preface
    Volume editor's preface
    1. Introduction Robert Burchfield
    Part I. Regional Varieties of English in Great Britain and Ireland:
    2. English in Scotland J. Derrick McClure
    3. English in Wales Alan R. Thomas
    4. English in Ireland Jeffrey L. Kallen
    5. The dialects of England since 1776 Ossi Ihalainen
    Part II. English Overseas:
    6. English in Australia George W. Turner
    7. English in the Caribbean John A. Holm
    8. English in New Zealand Laurie Bauer
    9. English in South Africa William Branford
    10. English in South Asia Braj B. Kachru
    Glossary of linguistic terms

  • Editor

    Robert Burchfield, University of Oxford


    Robert Burchfield, J. Derrick McClure, Alan R. Thomas, Jeffrey L. Kallen, Ossi Ihalainen, George W. Turner, John A. Holm, Laurie Bauer, William Branford, Braj B. Kachru

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