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Title: The Oxford History of the English Language
Edited By: Lynda Mugglestone
Description:

"The Oxford History of the English Language" traces the language from its
obscure Indo-European to its twenty-first century position as the world's first
language. It describes the history of English within the British Isles, its
changing roles in different places, and its rise to global pre-eminence. Fifteen
experts describe the history of English within a chronological framework:
they examine written varieties and the spoken language of everyday life; and
they consider and explain changes in words, meanings, grammar, and
pronunciation. The book will appeal to everyone with a keen interest in the
English languge and its development.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199249318
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 448
Prices: U.S. $ 55.00