The English Language PDF ePub eBook

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The English Language free pdf The English Language surveys the development of the English language from its Indo-European past to the present day. It covers the entire history of the English language beginning with its prehistoric origins in Proto-Indo-European and includes thorough coverage of its four major periods: Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, and Modern English. The second edition features a convenient quick reference guide for reference and review as well as a comprehensive timeline of the major events in the development of English. In addition to fully updated print and web references directing students to the latest research, the new edition also offers enhanced discussion of a number of topics: the effects of media (radio, television, computers) on the language- the socio-cultural causes of change- the expansion of the vocabulary of Modern English during the Renaissance- and the sources and dialects of Canadian English, including consideration of the effects of immigration on the language (illustrated with maps).

About Laurel J. Brinton

Leslie K. Arnovick, professor, University of British Columbia, published her first book, The Development of Future Constructions in English, in 1991. In addition to co-authoring The English Language: A Linguistic History, she has also written several monographs profiling medieval English.

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Author : Laurel J. Brinton
Publisher : Oxford University Press, Canada
Data Published : 14 April 2011
ISBN : 019543157X
EAN : 9780195431575
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 576 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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