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History of English

1st Edition

By Jonathan Culpeper


114 pages

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pub: 1997-07-03
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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

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General