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Books: Historical Linguistics

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  1. Joyce Reid, The Cambridge History of the English Language, Vol. 6

Message 1: The Cambridge History of the English Language, Vol. 6

Date: 07 Aug 2001 17:00:10 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: The Cambridge History of the English Language, Vol. 6

The Cambridge History of the English Language
Volume 6: English in North America

John Algeo, Emeritus, University of Georgia, Athens

This volume traces the history of English in North America during the
past 400 years. Sixteen leading authorities in the field consider how
the vocabulary (both standard and slang), grammar, spelling, and usage
in both the standard language and regional and social dialects have
evolved, and examine the relationship of and interaction between
British and American English. Separate chapters deal with
African-American English, Canadian English and Newfoundland
English. The volume also includes suggestions for further reading, a
glossary of linguistic terms, and an extensive bibliography.


John Algeo, John Hurt Fisher, Michael Montgomery, Suzanne Romaine,
Frederic G. Cassidy, Joan H. Hall, Jonathan Lighter, Lee Pederson,
Salikoko Mufwene, Ronald R. Butters, Richard Venezky, Edward Finegan,
Laurel J. Brinton, Margery Fee, William Kirwin, Richard Bailey.


1. External history John Algeo; 2. British and American, continuity
and divergence John Hurt Fisher; 3. British and Irish antecedents
Michael Montgomery; 4. Contact with other languages Suzanne Romaine;
5. Americanisms Frederic G. Cassidy and Joan H. Hall; 6. Slang
Jonathan Lighter; 7. Dialects Lee Pederson; 8. African-American
English Salikoko Mufwene; 9. Grammatical structure Ronald R. Butters;
10. Spelling Richard Venezky; 11. Usage Edward Finegan; 12. Canadian
English Laurel J. Brinton and Margery Fee; 13. Newfoundland English
William Kirwin; 14. American English abroad Richard Bailey.

2001/c. 500 pp.
0-521-26479-0/Hb/List: $125.00*
0-521-80758-1/6-Volume Set/List: $750.00*
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