The English Language: A Historical Introduction
Cambridge University Press, May 4, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 299 pages
The English Language: A Historical Introduction covers the history of the English language from its prehistoric Indo-European origins to the present day. Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, Charles Barber describes the nature of language and language change, and presents a history of the English language at different periods, dealing with key topics such as grammar, pronunciation and semantics. Where necessary, he introduces and explains the main theoretical and technical concepts of historical linguistics. There are also chapters on English in the scientific age, English as a world language and the future of the language. Charles Barber uses dozens of familiar texts, including the English of King Alfred, Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Addison, to illustrate the state of the English language through time in a range of contexts. This is a fascinating book for anyone with an interest in language.
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Okay, so I didn't actually finish this one. Life is too short to waste on sub par books. This one is so technical it reads like stereo instructions. Read full review
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This book is great fun if you're a language geek. Maybe even if you aren't. Barber goes through all the major stages of English's development, talking about sound, vocabulary and grammar change in ... Read full review
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CHARLES BARBER, The English Language: A Historical Introduction. (Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics.) Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1993. ...
The English Language - Cambridge University Press
The English Language: A Historical Introduction covers the history of the English language from its prehistoric Indo-European origins to the present day. ...
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Schousboe: Teaching Historical Linguistics
Two eminently readable introductions appeared in l993 : Fisiak's An Outline History of English and Barber's The English language: a historical introduction. ...
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Barber, Charles, 1993, The English Language: A Historical Introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge. University Press. (This is a very informative and ...
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English 4301 History of the Language Spring 1998 Syllabus
Required Textbooks: Charles Barber, The English Language: A Historical Introduction (Cambridge UP); Jean Aitchison, Language Change: Progress or Decay? ...
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ENGL 240 History of the English Language - English - School of ...
Barber, cl * The English Language: a Historical Introduction 1993 Bauer, Laurie Watching English Change 1994 (PE1087) Baugh, ac & T. Cable * A History of ...
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ENG 590: HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
The English Language: A Historical Introduction. Bauer, Laurie. 1994. Watching English Change. *Baugh, ac & T. Cable. 19934 / 20025. ...
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The English Language: A Historical Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Crystal, David (1987). The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English ...
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History of English Bibliography
The English Language: A Historical Introduction. Cambridge UP. [Paperback]. Bolton, wf 1982. A Living Language. The History and Structure of English. ...
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