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Title: The Handbook of the History of English
Series Title: Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics
Description:

The Handbook of the History of English is a collection of articles written
by leading specialists in the field that focus on the theoretical issues
behind the facts of the changing English language.

-organizes the theoretical issues behind the facts of the changing English
language innovatively and applies recent insights to old problems
-surveys the history of English from the perspective of structural
developments in areas such as phonology, prosody, morphology, syntax,
semantics, language variation, and dialectology
-offers readers a comprehensive overview of the various theoretical
perspectives available to the study of the history of English and sets new
objectives for further research

“A wonderful encapsulation of the field by cutting-edge scholars, inspired
by the fin de siècle burst of research success in English historical
linguistics. A must-read for all English language historians...Brilliant
and often definitive.”
–Robert Stockwell, UCLA

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1405187867
ISBN-13: 9781405187862
Pages: 672
Prices: U.S.$ 49.95