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External influences on English : from its beginnings to the Renaissance

Author: D Gary Miller
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D Gary Miller
ISBN: 0199654263 9780199654260
OCLC Number: 806287015
Description: xxxi, 317 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm
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
Series Title: Oxford linguistics.
Responsibility: D. Gary Miller.

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