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The book is well written and surprisingly accessible to the reader, and the author does a fine job of presenting the complexities of the subject in a student-friendly way. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you.
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Please enter your name. Volume 30 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Volume 95 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Attitudes towards a standard. The first three are an introduction to some of the general linguistic principles that will be of importance throughout the text, such as phonetics and sound change, reconstruction methods and the place of English among the other Indo-European language families. Volume 14 Issue s1 Janpp.
Volume Issue Jahresband Janpp. Volume 11 Issue s1 Janpp. Volume 81 Issue Jahresband Janpp. The examples given above smack of rapid editing, as do a number of other passages in the text.
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Not only does it present the traditional morphological descriptions of the various stages of the language, it provides many example sentences, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This is a genuine shame, because as the rest of this book review will seek to stress, this is an extremely interesting and useful addition to the literature on the history of English.
The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. Volume Issue 3 Decpp. Volume 25 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Volume 23 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Library of Congress Control Number: The work as a whole is marred, as has been made clear in the foregoing, by a desire to force too much information into the book.
Elly Van Gelderen, A History of the English Language
Some grammatical terminology; 6. This thoroughly revised edition has been refreshed with current examples of change and has been updated regarding archeological research. Attitudes towards linguistic differences.
Politics and reconstruction; 7. External and internal change; 4. Citations are based on reference standards. Volume Issue 3 Aprpp.
Volume Issue 3 Janpp. A lexicon of multiple origins; 7. I liked the exercises provided at the end of each chapter as the questions promote critical thinking and allow me to test my knowledge of the material I have learned.
A History of the English Language
Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. English spelling, sounds, and grammar; 1. Conclusion; Key concepts; Exercises and review questions; 6. We go beyond the textbook staple of Beowulf to take a close look at a whole variety of texts which, to me at least, were not familiar. On many occasions throughout the book, the reader gets the impression that the author has wanted to include too many details in too little space and that as a result the editing process may have been rather abrupt.
This is of course often a way of indicating that a given term is to be found in a book-end glossary, but this work contains no such glossary. Pages with related products. The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 9: This textbook is a worthy addition to an already fine group of textbooks on the history of English.
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