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A history of the English language

Author: Albert C Baugh; Thomas Cable
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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This is an exploration of the linguistic and cultural development of English, from the Middle Ages to the present day. This fifth edition includes new sections on gender issues and updated material on African American vernacular English.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert C Baugh; Thomas Cable
ISBN: 9780415280983 0415280982 9780415280990 0415280990
OCLC Number: 59487972
Notes: Previous edition: 1993.
Description: xiv, 447 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: English present and future --
The Indo-European family of languages --
Old English --
Foreign influences on Old English --
The Norman conquest and the subjection of English, 1066-1200 --
The reestablishment of English, 1200-1500 --
Middle English --
The Renaissance, 1500-1650 --
The appeal to authority, 1650-1800 --
The Nineteenth century and after --
The English language in America --
Appendix A. Specimens of the Middle English dialects --
Appendix B. English spelling.
Responsibility: Albert C. Baugh and Thomas Cable.

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