History of English Products

  • A Structural Atlas of the English Dialects

    By Peter Anderson

    First published in 1987, this atlas identifies structural patterns which exist in the sound systems of the dialects of England. It regards variation, not as something to be ignored or avoided, but as a central and essential feature of dialect, which must be accounted for in a systematic way. The…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02 
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • Speaking Canadian English

    An Informal Account of the English Language in Canada

    By Mark M. Orkin

    What do English-speaking Canadians sound like and why? Can you tell the difference between a Canadian and an American? A Canadian and an Englishman? If so, how? Linguistically speaking is Canada a colony of Britain or a satellite of the United States? Is there a Canadian language? Speaking…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02 
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • Cockney Past and Present

    A Short History of the Dialect of London

    By William Matthews

    Although Cockney can be considered to be one of the most important non-standard forms of English, there had been little to no scholarly attention on the dialect prior to William Matthews’s 1938 volume Cockney Past and Present. Matthews traced the course of the speech of London from the sixteenth…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02 
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • An Historic Tongue (RLE: English Language)

    Studies in English Linguistics in Memory of Barbara Strang

    Edited by Graham Nixon, John Honey

    This volume, first published in 1988, represents in its papers the wide-ranging yet coherent linguistic interests of the late Barbara Strang (1925-1982). For her, the history of English and its current state were two sides of the same coin, and the principle theme of this collection is that neither…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02 
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • A History of English (RLE: English Language)

    By Barbara M. H. Strang

    A History of English, first published in 1970, is a book for beginners in linguistic history. This title examines the changes in English language speech and writing over a period of almost 2000 years, whilst also exploring more recent changes within the author’s living memory. This title aims to…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02 
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • Listeners' Guide to Medieval English

    A Discography

    By Betsy Bowden

    From the middle of the twentieth century, dozens of medievalists and other performers have recorded early English. Many educational institutions already own sound recordings of English before 1500, or may wish to purchase the most useful ones available. This discography aims to assist teachers,…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02 
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • Routledge Revivals: Crabb's English Synonyms (1916)

    Arranged Alphabetically with Complete Cross References Throughout

    By George Crabb

    First published in 1916, this edition of George Crabb’s English Synonyms — published a century after the original — contains the entirety of his most enduring work, from the detailed explanations of the chosen words to his style of presentation, which was followed as closely as the intervening…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 

  • Historical Sociolinguistics

    Language Change in Tudor and Stuart England, 2nd Edition

    By Terttu Nevalainen, Helena Raumolin-Brunberg

    Historical Sociolinguistics: Language Change in Tudor and Stuart England is the seminal text in the field of historical sociolinguistics. Demonstrating the real-world application of sociolinguistic research methodologies, this book examines the social factors which promoted linguistic changes in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-18 

  • Archaeology and Place-Names and History

    An Essay on Problems of Co-ordination

    By F.T. Wainwright

    In the period A.D. 400-1100, perhaps more than in any other, it is necessary to bring together the results of historical, archaeological and place-name studies. Each provides information that is either badly preserved or not preserved at all in the other two, but it is not always realised how great…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Routledge Revivals: An Outline of Anglo-Saxon Grammar (1936)

    Published as an Appendix to "An Anglo-Saxon Reader"

    By James W. Bright

    First published in 1936, this book is intended to provide an outline of Anglo-Saxon grammar for beginners, focusing on well-selected, succinctly stated rules rather than giving a detailed survey. It focuses on the West-Saxon dialect as this is best suited to beginners due to its uniformity in…

    Hardback – 2016-08-12

  • The History of Early English

    An activity-based approach

    By Keith Johnson

    The History of Early English provides an accessible and student-friendly introduction to the history of the English language from its beginnings until the end of the Early Modern English period. Taking an activity-based approach, this text ensures that students learn by engaging with the…

    Paperback – 2016-06-22
    Learning about Language

  • An Introduction to Middle English

    By E.E. Wardale

    First published in 1937, this book supplies a history of the living growth of the English language from Old English to the medieval period. It offers an in-depth study of the growth of vocabulary through literature and social interaction, bringing out the fact that it is chiefly words…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05

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