A History of the English Language: Revised edition. Front Cover · Elly van Gelderen. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Apr 3, – Language Arts. 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. : A History of the English Language (): Elly van Gelderen: Books.

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Most suggestions brought up by users and reviewers have been incorporated, for instance, a family tree for Germanic has been added, Celtic influence is highlighted much more, there is more on the origin of Chancery English, and internal and external change are discussed in much greater detail. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to englissh on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours.

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Volume Issue 3 Aprpp. The goals of the class and the book are to lxnguage to recognize English from various time periods, to be able to read each stage with a glossary, to get an understanding of typical language change, internal and external, and to understand something about language typology through the emphasis on the change from synthetic to analytic.


Volume 25 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Middle English syntax; 5. I did not find any indication in the preface as to how bold type was to be understood in the text. Volume 87 Issue Jahresband Janpp.

Volume 35 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Volume 88 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Volume 21 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Alexander Hume on orthography; Appendix D. Volume 79 Issue Jahresband Pfpp.

This is a genuine shame, because as the rest of this book review will seek to stress, this is an extremely interesting and useful addition to the literature on the history of English. University of Tennessee Press.

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Please note that it may not be complete. Shakespeare’s The Tempest; Appendix C. Tieken-Boon van OstadeIngrid. AbernethyFiona GratrixJames F. Volume 75 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Volume 1 Issue Jahresband Janpp. The first is that the author explicitly states on page x of the preface that this study of the history of English will not take sociolinguistic aspects into account.

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Enylish 30 Issue Jahresband Janpp. His research revolves around the syntax and morphology of non-standard English, usually, though not exclusively, from a diachronic perspective.

Volume 45 Issue Jahresband Janpp. The author is clearly extremely adept at explaining ancient texts, and these aspects are by far the most impressive and useful. Library of Congress Control Number: Volume 57 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Volume 70 Issue Jahresband Janpp. This book tells the history of English. Volume 7 Issue s1 Janpp. Volume 95 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Old English morphology; 5. It is a formal variety or style or register.


Why English spelling is irregular; 3. This exceptionally clear text focuses on internal changes in the English language. Moreover, the oblique reference to journalists is somewhat strange, and the collapsing together of the terms variety, style and register is problematic, to say the very least.

The philosophy of the revised book remains the same englidh an emphasis on the linguistic history and on using authentic texts. Full text PDF Send by e-mail.

Volume 94 Issue Jahresband Janpp. A History of the English Language: A History of the English Language. Conclusion; Keywords; Topics for class discussion and exercises; 2. Appendix I Possible answers to the exercises and some additional information on intext questions. Finding libraries that hold this item You may send this item to up to five recipients.

It outlines the history of English from pre-Old English times to the present.