Language Arts & Disciplines

Speak: A Short History of Languages

Speak: A Short History of Languages

Author: Tore Janson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191622908

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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This book is a history of human speech from prehistory to the present. It charts the rise of some languages and the fall of others, explaining why some survive and others die. It shows how languages change their sounds and meanings, and how the history of languages is closely linked to the history of peoples. Writing in a lively, readable style, distinguished Swedish scholar Tore Janson makes no assumptions about previous knowledge. He takes the reader on a voyage of exploration through the changing patterns of the world's languages, from ancient China to ancient Egypt, imperial Rome to imperial Britain, Sappho's Lesbos to contemporary Africa. He discovers the links between the histories of societies and their languages; he shows how language evolved from primitive calls; he considers the question of whether one language can be more advanced than another. The author describes the history of writing and looks at the impact of changing technology. He ends by assessing the prospects for English world domination and predicting the languages of the distant future. Five historical maps illustrate this fascinating history of our defining characteristic and most valuable asset.
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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Language Arts & Disciplines

The History of the English Language

The History of the English Language

Author: J. D. Burnley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110933756

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 418

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A new edition of this comprehensive guide to the history of the English language. The book contains carefully chosen extracts to illustrate the development of English, looking particularly at the stylistic and dialectical variety of English. For the new edition Professor Burnley has expanded the introductory sections, added new selections and increased the number of illustrations. He has also included a newsection covering newspaper advertisements from the 18th Century to the present. A popular guide which explores the development of English from Aelfric to Darwin.
English language

History of the English Language and Literature

History of the English Language and Literature

Author: Friedrich Julius Bierbaum

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B249327

Category: English language

Page: 257

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Language Arts & Disciplines

Old and Middle English Language Studies

Old and Middle English Language Studies

Author:

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.
English language

A Short History of English Language

A Short History of English Language

Author: Dr. Khushboo

Publisher:

ISBN: 9350849682

Category: English language

Page: 280

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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.
Bibliography

Bookseller

Bookseller

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071099496

Category: Bibliography

Page:

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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.
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.
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.

A short history of the English language

A short history of the English language

Author: Torben Kisbye

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:467126656

Category:

Page: 302

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The Edinburgh University Calendar

The Edinburgh University Calendar

Author: University of Edinburgh

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3136251

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