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1st Edition

History of English

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ISBN 9780415145916
Published August 7, 1997 by Routledge
114 Pages

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Book Description

History of English: * covers the development of the English language from the 5th century to the present day
* contains a `mini-corpus' of texts, used for exercises and to illustrate points raised in the commentary
* introduces key linguistic concepts
* provides `discussion points' to generate debate
* involves readers in collecting and analysing their own data


'[...] a very good and practical book. It assumes no prior knowledge of either the history of English, or of linguistic thinking, but after working through its 100-odd pages the diligent student would have a sound grasp of both.' - Professor Malcolm Benson, Language Awareness