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A companion to the history of the English language

Author: H Momma; Michael Matto
Publisher: Chichester [England] ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2008
Series: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 54.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Companion to the History of the English Language addresses the linguistic, cultural, social, and literary approaches to language study. The first text to offer a complete survey of the field, this volume provides the most up-to-date insights of leading international scholars. An accessible reference to the history of the English language. Comprises essays written by leading international scholars. Aids literature  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xxxiii, 690 p. : ill., maps
(DLC) 2007046445
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H Momma; Michael Matto
ISBN: 9781782686965 1782686967
OCLC Number: 852539894
Description: 1 online resource (66 entries).
Contents: Introduction --
Linguistic survey --
English semantics and lexicography --
English in history: English outside England and the United States --
English in history: England and America --
English in history: English outside England and the United States --
Literary languages --
Issues in present-day English --
Further approaches to language study.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 54.
Responsibility: edited by Haruko Momma and Michael Matto.

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A Companion to the History of the English Language addresses the linguistic, cultural, social, and literary approaches to language study. The first text to offer a complete survey of the field, this volume provides the most up-to-date insights of leading international scholars. An accessible reference to the history of the English language. Comprises essays written by leading international scholars. Aids literature students in incorporating language study into their work. Includes an historical survey of the English language, from its Germanic and Indo-European beginnings to modern British and American English.

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