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Title: The English Language
Subtitle: A Historical Introduction, 2nd Edition
Written By: Charles Barber
Joan C. Beal
Philip A Shaw

Where does today's English come from? This new edition of the bestseller by
Charles Barber tells the story of the language from its remote ancestry to
the present day. In response to demand from readers, a brand new chapter on
late modern English has been added for this edition. Using dozens of
familiar texts, including the English of King Alfred, Chaucer, Shakespeare,
and Addison, the book tells you everything you need to know about the
English language, where it came from and where it’s going to. This edition
adds new material on English as a global language and explains the
differences between the main varieties of English around the world. Clear
explanations of linguistic ideas and terms make it the ideal introduction
for students on courses in English language and linguistics, and for all
readers fascinated by language.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521670012
ISBN-13: 9780521670012
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S. $ 85.00