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Title: The English Language
Subtitle: A Linguistic History, 2nd Edition
Written By: Laurel J. Brinton
Leslie K Arnovick

Please Note: This is a new version of a previously announced text.

"The English Language" surveys the development of the English language from
its Indo-European origins to the present day.

New reference appendix features a variety of useful study aids and learning
tools including a linguistic-historical-literary timeline and a
quick-reference guide. Students new to the field will appreciate having
this critical information on hand.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Electronic
ISBN: 019543157X
ISBN-13: 9780195431575
Pages: 576
Prices: U.S. $ 110.00