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LINGUIST List 20.918

Mon Mar 16 2009

Books: General Linguistics/Historical Linguistics: Minkova, Stockwell

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Message 1: English Words: Minkova, Stockwell
Date: 12-Mar-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: English Words: Minkova, Stockwell
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Title: English Words
Subtitle: History and Structure
Series Title: 2nd Edition
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Donka Minkova
Author: Robert Stockwell
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521882583 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 105.00 Comment: Disc.: $84.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521709170 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 36.99 Comment: Disc.: $29.59
Abstract:

This new edition is concerned primarily with the learned vocabulary of
English - the words borrowed from the classical languages. It surveys the
historical events that define the layers of vocabulary in English,
introduces some of the basic principles of linguistic analysis, and is a
helpful manual for vocabulary discernment and enrichment. The new edition
has been updated with a discussion of the most recent trends of blending
and shortening associated with texting and other forms of electronic
communication and includes a new classification of the types of allomorphy.
It discusses important topics such as segment sonority and the historical
shifting of long vowels in English, and includes a new section on Grimm's
law, explaining some of the more obscure links between Germanic and
Latinate cognates. Exercises accompany each chapter and an online workbook
contains readings and exercises to strengthen knowledge acquired in the
classroom.

2009/234 pp.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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