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LINGUIST List 17.2486

Tue Sep 05 2006

Books: Historical Linguistics: van Gelderen

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Paul Peranteau, A History of the English Language: van Gelderen


Message 1: A History of the English Language: van Gelderen
Date: 05-Sep-2006
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: A History of the English Language: van Gelderen


Title: A History of the English Language
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=Z%20135

Author: Elly van Gelderen, Arizona State University
Hardback: ISBN: 9027232369 Pages: 334 Price: U.S. $ 132.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027232369 Pages: 334 Price: Europe EURO 110.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9027232377 Pages: 334 Price: U.S. $ 39.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9027232377 Pages: 334 Price: Europe EURO 33.00
Abstract:

This exceptionally clear text focuses on internal changes in the English
language. It outlines the history of English from pre-Old English times to the
present. Not only does it present the traditional morphological descriptions of
the various stages of the language, it provides many example sentences,
texts, and cartoons that are analyzed for the benefit of the student and which
make this book ideal for class use. Some language-external topics are
covered such as early printing and authorship debates. Tables and figures
complement the material covered and exercises review the main points as
well as ask further, more challenging, questions. Answers to the exercises
are provided, as is a time line listing some of the external events, and some
guidance on how to use the OED. Complementary web site information is
provided throughout the book, and a companion web site accompanies the
book.

This book has a companion website: www.historyofenglish.net

Table of contents

Preface and Acknowledgements ix-xi
Abbreviations xii-xiii
List of Tables xiv-xvi
List of Figures xvii-xviii
The English Language 1-11
English Spelling, Sounds, and Grammar 13-28
Before Old English 29-45
Old English: 450-1150 47-90
From Old to Middle English 91-109
Middle English: 1150-1500 111-153
Early Modern English: 1500-1700 155-202
Modern English: 1700-present 203-248
English around the World 249-279
Conclusion 281-291
Appendices 293-317
References 319-330
Index 331-334


"Without doubt, the best short introduction to the history of English: lucid,
clearly exemplified, theoretically sophisticated but subdued. A delightful
textbook in every way."
Robert Stockwell, Professor Emeritus, UCLA

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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