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: A History of the English Language (): Elly van Gelderen: Books. A History of the English Language [Elly van Gelderen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. THIS INFORMATION REFERS TO AN OLD. This introductory textbook into the history of the English language is divided into ten chapters. The first three are an introduction to some of the general linguistic.

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This textbook is a worthy addition to an already fine group of textbooks on the history of English. Dnglish 59 Issue Jahresband Janpp.

It outlines the history of English from pre-Old English times to the present. Why English spelling is irregular; 3.

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Sources and spelling; 2. Volume 86 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Isaac Newton on optics; 8. The text may not be comprehensive, but makes an excellent primer for those who are not linguistically-trained, and is practical for students who are taking an introductory course in the history of the English language.

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This exceptionally clear text focuses on internal changes in the English language. Citations are based on reference standards.

Write a review Rate this item: Tables and figures complement the material covered and exercises review the main points as well as ask further, more challenging, questions. Your request to send this item has been completed. The philosophy of the revised book remains the same with an emphasis on the linguistic history and on using authentic texts.

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A History of the English Language

Alexander Hume on orthography; Appendix D. He holds an M. Share your thoughts with other customers. Old English morphology; 5.

Volume Issue 4 Junpp. This exceptionally clear text focuses on internal changes in the English language. Hogg and David Denison.


ellly Regional and register varieties8. Attitudes towards linguistic differences. Cambridge University Press, Some features of WorldCat will not be available.

This was the first time I had seen this theme developed in a textbook of this kind and I found it fascinating. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

Revised edition View all editions and formats Summary: Volume 78 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

: A History of the English Language (): Elly van Gelderen: Books

Volume 2 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Yistory language — History — Problems, exercises, etc. Please note that it may not be complete. Journal of English Linguistics Volume 52 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Before Old English; 1.

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