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LINGUIST List 25.2098

Mon May 12 2014

Books: A History of the English Language: van Gelderen

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-May-2014
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: A History of the English Language: van Gelderen
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Title: A History of the English Language
Subtitle: Revised edition
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/z.183

Author: Elly van Gelderen
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270436 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270436 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270436 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027212085 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027212085 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027212085 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027212092 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027212092 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 34.98
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027212092 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 28.00
Abstract:

Editor's Note: This is a new edition to a previously announced book.

The English language in its complex shapes and forms changes fast. This thoroughly revised edition has been refreshed with current examples of change and has been updated regarding archeological research. Most suggestions brought up by users and reviewers have been incorporated, for instance, a family tree for Germanic has been added, Celtic influence is highlighted much more, there is more on the origin of Chancery English, and internal and external change are discussed in much greater detail. The philosophy of the revised book remains the same with an emphasis on the linguistic history and on using authentic texts. My audience remains undergraduates (and beginning graduates). The goals of the class and the book are to come to recognize English from various time periods, to be able to read each stage with a glossary, to get an understanding of typical language change, internal and external, and to understand something about language typology through the emphasis on the change from synthetic to analytic.

This book has a companion website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/z.183.website

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Language Family(ies): Celtic
                            Germanic

Written In: English (eng)

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=70314


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