This set reissues 29 books on the English language, originally published between 1932 and 2003. Together, the volumes cover key topics within the larger subject of the English Language, including grammar, dialect and the history of English. Written and edited by an international set of scholars, particular volumes employ comparisons with other languages such as French and German, whilst other volumes are devoted to specific English dialects such as Cockney and Canadian English, or English in general. This collection provides insight and perspective on various elements of the English language over a period of 70 years and demonstrates its enduring importance as a field of research.
Table of Contents
1. A Structural Atlas of the English Dialects 2. Pronouns and Word Order in Old English: With Particular Reference to the Indefinite Pronoun Man 3. Listeners' Guide to Medieval English: A Discography 4. The Elements of English: An Introduction to the Principles of the Study of Language 5. Questions of Intonation 6. Cleft and Pseudo-Cleft Constructions in English 7. Anaphoric Relations in English and French: A Discourse Perspective 8. On the Semantics of Syntax: Mood and Condition in English 9. Tense in English: Its Structure and Use in Discourse 10. A Comparative Typology of English and German: Unifying the Contrasts 11. Definiteness and Indefiniteness: A Study in Reference and Grammaticality Prediction 12. The Grammar of English Reflexives 13. The Pseudo-Cleft Construction in English 14. Grammatical Gender in English: 950 to 1250 15. Syllable-Based Generalizations in English Phonology 16. Studies in the Phonology of Colloquial English 17. Cockney Past and Present: A Short History of the Dialect of London 18. Patterns in English: A Fresh Approach to Grammar 19. An Historic Tongue: Studies in English Linguistics in Memory of Barbara Strang 20. An Advanced English Syntax: Based on the Principles and Requirements of the Grammatical Society 21. Speaking Canadian English: An Informal Account of the English Language in Canada 22. The Phonology of a South Durham Dialect: Descriptive, Historical and Comparative 23. Subject and Object in Modern English 24. Studies in the Pronunciation of English: A Commemorative Volume in Honour of A.C. Gimson 25. The Phrase Phonology of English and French 26. A History of English 27. Word Maps: A Dialect Atlas of England 28. Towards a Contextual Grammar of English: The Clause and its Place in the Definition of Sentence 29. The Structure of English Clauses
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