History

Elements of the History of the English Language

Elements of the History of the English Language

Author: Robert Max Garrett

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9781145995086

Category: History

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English language

History of the English Language and Literature

History of the English Language and Literature

Author: Friedrich Julius Bierbaum

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ISBN: UCAL:$B249327

Category: English language

Page: 344

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

The English Language

The English Language

Author: Simon Horobin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198709251

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 177

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"[This book]: provides a concise and accessible history of English; engages with key debates concerning issues of correctness, standards, and dialects; investigates the uses of English worldwide; reflects on the future of the English language..."--Publisher description.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Old and Middle English Language Studies

Old and Middle English Language Studies

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Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027278708

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 391

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Since the publication of Kennedy's monumental Bibliography of Writings on the English Language, no bibliography has systematically surveyed the Old and Middle English scholarship accumulated over the past 60 years. Tajima's work aims to meet the need for an updated bibliography of Old and Middle English language studies; it lists books, monographs, dissertations, articles, notes, and reviews on Old and Middle English language. The items have been listed into fourteen fairly broad categories: (1) Bibliographies, (2) Dictionaries, glossaries and concordances, (3) Histories of the English language, (4) Grammars (historical, Old English and Middle English), (5) General and miscellaneous studies, (6) Language of individual authors or works, (7) Orthography and punctuation, (8) Phonology and phonetics, (9) Morphology, (10) Syntax, (11) Lexicology, lexicography and word-formation, (12) Onomastics, (13) Dialectology, (14) Stylistics.
History

Short History of Libraries, Printing and Language - Indiana Edition

Short History of Libraries, Printing and Language - Indiana Edition

Author: Paul R. Wonning

Publisher: Mossy Feet Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 160

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The Short History of Libraries, Printing and Language tells the story of printing, language, books, writing and libraries. Learn about the development of ink, papyrus, parchment, paper and the story of Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press. This Indiana Edition relates the history of early Indiana libraries, the Indiana State Library and Indiana library laws.
English language

A short sketch of the history of the English language

A short sketch of the history of the English language

Author: Owen Thomas Williams

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ISBN: OCLC:26469819

Category: English language

Page: 46

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Bookseller

Bookseller

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924078875220

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Language Arts & Disciplines

A Short History of Linguistics

A Short History of Linguistics

Author: R.H. Robins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317891116

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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This complete revision and updating of Professor Robins' classic text offers a comprehensive account of the history of linguistic thought from its European origins some 2500 years ago to the present day. It examines the independent development of linguistic science in China and Medieval Islam, and especially in India, which was to have a profound effect on European and American linguistics from the end of the eighteenth century. The fourth edition of A Short History of Linguistics gives a greater prominence to the work of Wilhelm von Humboldt, because of the lasting importance of his work on language in relation to general eighteenth century thinking and of its perceived relevance in the latter half of the twentieth century to several aspects of generative grammatical theory. The final section, covering the twentieth century, has been rewritten and divided into two new chapters, so as to deal effectively with the increasingly divergent development of descriptive and theoretical linguistics that took place in the latter half of this century. Readable and authoritative, Professor Robins' introduction provides a clear and up-to-date overview of all the major issues in the light of contemporary scholarly debate, and will be essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students of linguistics alike.

The Edinburgh University Calendar

The Edinburgh University Calendar

Author: University of Edinburgh

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3136251

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Language Arts & Disciplines

The History of English Spelling

The History of English Spelling

Author: Christopher Upward

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444342970

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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The History of English Spelling “Fifty years ago, G. H. Vallins contributed a book on spelling to the Language Library. Since then, there have been several major surveys, and new opportunities to explore the history of English words. The time is therefore ripe for a fresh presentation, and this is what George Davidson has done, building on the huge collection of historical data amassed by Christopher Upward, and giving it narrative shape. I have been waiting for a source-book like this for a long time, and I’m delighted that it has found a place in this series.” David Crystal, Language Library series editor Few languages are riddled with as many spelling inconsistencies and irregularities as English. Why is there such dissonance between the sounds of English and the spelling used to represent them? The answer lies in the history of the language itself. The History of English Spelling reveals the rich and complex history of Modern English spelling, tracing its origins and development from Old English up to the present day. The book provides a highly detailed, letter-by-letter analysis of the Old English basis of Modern English spelling, followed by in-depth coverage of the contributions from French, Latin, Greek and the many other languages that have contributed to current orthography. Upward and Davidson also explore events in the socio-political history of England as the setting for developments in spelling, along with the works of a number of lexicographers (especially Johnson and Webster), and various proposals for spelling reform. The History of English Spelling reveals the richness of the complex and often frustrating alphabetic spelling system used in the English language. A complementary website with additional research material can be found at www.historyofenglishspelling.info
Language Arts & Disciplines

English Historical Linguistics 2010

English Historical Linguistics 2010

Author: Irén Heged?s

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027273192

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

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The volume brings together seventeen peer-reviewed, revised papers originally presented at the 16th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 16), held in August 2010 at the University of Pécs, Hungary. This selection aims to show how theoretical and empirical approaches can be combined in the historical investigation of the English language, what insights and exact information can be obtained about language change in the history of English with the help of tools like historical corpora or with inter- and transdisciplinary methods. The volume is arranged around five thematic headings. The first discusses dialects and regional variation from the viewpoint of contact linguistics and phonological, morphological, and lexical change. The second has syntactic variation and grammaticalization as its focus. Papers on grammatical changes in nominal and pronominal constructions are presented in part three. The integration of loanwords in Middle English is discussed in part four, and the last investigates communicative intentions in historical discourse. The volume should appeal to linguists interested in historical aspects of dialect and discourse studies, historical pragmatics, contact linguistics, grammaticalization theory, corpus linguistics, and of course language change.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Toward a Social History of American English

Toward a Social History of American English

Author: Joey L. Dillard

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110885002

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 313

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.