A Biography of the English Language, Volume 1
The second edition of A Biography of the English Language continues to examine the structure of language. The textbook discusses three important issues: languages and language change are systematic; the inner history of a language is profoundly affected by its outer history of political and culural events; and the English of the past has everywhere left its traces on present-day English. By uncovering the language's past, one can better communicate with it.
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An engaging textbook on the history of the English language, from its earliest roots until today this book is a joy for anyone who loves the semantics of language. Read full review
Changes in Language
Demarcating the History of English
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