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A living language : the history and structure of English

Author: W F Bolton
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Random House, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W F Bolton
ISBN: 0394322800 9780394322803
OCLC Number: 7876034
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: ix, 461 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction. Language at large ; Especially English --
pt. 2. Early English. Before English ; Old English ; Middle English --
pt. 3. From Caxton to Johnson. Caxton and his age ; The Renaissance and Shakespeare ; Milton to Johnson --
pt. 4. English abroad. Linguistic science in the nineteenth ; English emigrates ; The other Americans ; Putting American English on the map --
pt. 5. English in the modern world. Recent development ; Language in theory and practice.
Responsibility: W.F. Bolton.

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