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External influences on English : from its beginnings to the Renaissance

Author: D Gary Miller
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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In this fascinating history of the influences on English during the first thousand years of its formation the author shows when and why the Anglo-Saxons began to borrow words from Latin and Greek and the effects of contact with the Vikings, Celts, and French.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D Gary Miller
ISBN: 9780191613104 019161310X
OCLC Number: 798612950
Description: 1 online resource (320 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Celtic, Roman, and Germanic Background ; 3. English: The Early Period ; 4. Early Loanwords From Greek and Latin ; 5. The Scandinavian Heritage of England ; 6. The French Input ; 7. Continuity and Revival of Classical Learning ; 8. External Linguistic Input to English ; Special Phonetic Symbols ; Primary Sources: Texts and Editions ; References
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