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Title: The English Language
Written By: Charles Barber
Joan C. Beal
Philip Shaw

Please note: This is a new edition of a previously announced text.

This bestselling text by Charles Barber, with updating contributions from Joan
C. Beal and Philip A. Shaw, recounts the history of the English language from
its remote ancestry to the present day. Using dozens of familiar texts, including
the English of King Alfred, Shakespeare and Chaucer, the English language is
explored in terms of where it came from, where it is going, and the global impact
it has had, taking into account the many varieties of English that now exist.
Stimulating and interesting, it is not only written for specialists on language and
linguistics, but also for general readers who take an interest in the subject.

'A clear, readable introduction to language … the layers of vocabulary are dealt
with brilliantly …' Good Book Guide

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781107693937
Prices: U.S. $ 19.99
U.K. £ 12.99