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The English Language Charles Barber

The English Language par Charles Barber

The English Language Charles Barber


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This textbook covers the history of the English language throughout the world from its remote Indo-European origins to the present day, introducing the main theoretical and technical concepts of historical linguistics, and including topics such as vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and semantics.

The English Language Résumé

The English Language: A Historical Introduction Charles Barber

The English Language: A Historical Introduction covers the history of the English language from its remote Indo-European origins to the present day. It provides substantial information about the English language at different periods, and introduces the main theoretical and technical concepts of historical linguistics. Chapters on the nature of language and on language change are followed by a chronological survey, beginning in the Prehistoric age and working down from Anglo-Saxon times to the twentieth century. Topics covered include vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, semantics, attitudes to language, and English as a world language. Short passages of English are used to illustrate the state of the language in different periods and all over the world, in a range of contexts. This thoroughly updated edition of Charles Barber's The Story of Language is the ideal introduction to the subject for students of English language and linguistics, accessible to all readers who are curious about language.

Sommaire

1. What is language?; 2. The flux of language; 3. The Indo-European languages; 4. The Germanic languages; 5. Old English; 6. Norsemen and Normans; 7. Middle English; 8. Early modern English; 9. English in the scientific age; 10. English as a world language; 11. English today and tomorrow; Bibliography.

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GOR003686237
9780521426220
0521426227
The English Language: A Historical Introduction Charles Barber
Occasion - Très bon état
Broché
Cambridge University Press
1993-05-13
311
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