By Haruko Momma, Michael Matto
A significant other to the background of the English Language addresses the linguistic, cultural, social, and literary ways to language examine. the 1st textual content to provide a whole survey of the sector, this quantity presents the main updated insights of top overseas scholars.
- An obtainable connection with the background of the English language
- Comprises greater than sixty essays written by way of prime overseas scholars
- Aids literature scholars in incorporating language examine into their work
- Includes an ancient survey of the English language, from its Germanic and Indo- eu beginnings to trendy British and American English
- Enriched with maps, diagrams, and illustrations from historic publications
- Introduces the newest scholarship within the field
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Extra info for A Companion to the History of the English Language
London: Arnold. [Introduces the development of English from socio-cultural perspectives; offers a useful bibliography] Lass, R. (1987). The Shape of English: Structure and History. London: Dent. [Provides a linguistic approach; plus a detailed chapter on dialects] Leith, D. (1997). A Social History of English. 2nd edn. New York: Routledge. , & Cran, W. (2002). The Story of English. 3rd. edn. London: Faber. [Emphasizes cultural varieties of English; originally compiled as a companion to a BBC television series] Millward, C.
2nd edn. New York: AppletonCentury-Crofts. Co-authored with Thomas Cable (1978–2002). 3rd–5th edns. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. Bosworth, J. (1848 ). The Origin of the Germanic and Scandinavian Languages and Nations. 2nd edn. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. Bradley, H. (1967 ). The Making of English. Revd. edn. B. Evans and S. ). New York: Walker. Crystal, D. (2004). The Stories of English. Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press. Emerson, O. F. (1894). The History of the English Language.
Baldi) Gradual sound shifts (Grimm’s Law) take place in Germanic languages. (Fulk) Julius Caesar invades Britain. Romans under Claudius conquer Britain; the “Roman Britain” period begins. Scandinavian Runic inscriptions are produced, which remain the oldest attestations of a Germanic language. (Baldi) Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus writes Germania. (Fulk) Bishop Wulfila translates the Bible into Gothic, an East Germanic language. (Baldi) Roman troops withdraw from Britain as Visigoths sack Rome; the “Roman Britain” period ends.