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English words and their spelling : a history of phonological conflicts

Author: Elaine Miles
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Whurr, 2005.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miles, Elaine.
English words and their spelling.
London ; Philadelphia : Whurr, 2005
(OCoLC)646930839
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Miles
ISBN: 1861564899 9781861564894
OCLC Number: 61447864
Description: x, 132 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword by David Crystal. --
Preface. --
Chapter 1. The Indo European family of languages. --
Chapter 2. The Celts. --
Chapter 3. Roman Britain. --
Chapter 4. The arrival of Germanic peoples. --
Chapter 5. How the English language came to be written. --
Chapter 6. Our heritage from Old English. --
Chapter 7. That fateful arrow. --
Chapter 8. A double whammy. --
Chapter 9. The scientific revolution. --
Chapter 10. Exploration, trade, conquest and globalization. --
Appendix. --
References and bibliography. --
Index.
Responsibility: by Elaine Miles.
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