The English Language: A Linguistic History

ISBN-13: 9780199019151
ISBN-10: 0199019150
Edition: 3
Author: Laurel J. Brinton, Leslie K. Arnovick
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 640 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780199019151
ISBN-10: 0199019150
Edition: 3
Author: Laurel J. Brinton, Leslie K. Arnovick
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 640 pages
Category: History , Linguistics & Languages

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Acknowledged authors Laurel J. Brinton , Leslie K. Arnovick wrote The English Language: A Linguistic History comprising 640 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0199019150 and 9780199019151. Since then The English Language: A Linguistic History textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 16.02 or rent at the marketplace.

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The English Language: A Linguistic History surveys the development of the English language from its Indo-European past to the present day. It covers the entire history of the English language beginning with its prehistoric origins in Proto-Indo-European and includes thorough coverage of its four major periods: Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, and Modern English.

The third edition features enhanced discussion of the socio-historical and cultural contexts of the English language in the new "Language in Context" features in each chapter. Brief timelines of historical events also now appear at the beginning of relevant chapters, supplementing the comprehensive timeline (linguistic, literary, historical, and social) found in the appendices. Discussion of new approaches to the history of English, such as historical pragmatics and historical sociolinguistics, have been added or expanded along with new debates, such as the current work on the Proto-Indo-Europeans or the status of English as a global language or second language. A new appendix includes an anthology of specimen texts from the four major periods of English, chosen for their use of colloquial and non-literary language.

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