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Title: English Historical Linguistics
Subtitle: Volume 1
Edited By: Alexander Th. Bergs
Laurel J. Brinton
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/37429?format=G
Series Title: Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science 34.1
Description:

The handbook "English Historical Linguistics" offers in more than 130
articles in two volumes a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and theory
neutral overview of all central aspects of the history of English.

The first volume contains detailed descriptions of the individual
linguistic levels, from phonology to syntax, semantics and pragmatics, for
each period of the language, from Old English to Late Modern English.
Moreover, the volume offers chapters on particular topics pertaining to
individual periods such as the ‘Great Vowel Shift’, standardization, and
do-periphrasis.

The second volume takes on a broader perspective and addresses more
theoretical concerns. It covers topics such as resources for studying and
teaching the history of English, historiography, the history of the
discipline itself, theoretical approaches to studying language variation
and change, including recent research trends, and the history of Englishes
in the twentieth century and around the world.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
History of Linguistics
Language History
Subject Language(s): English
English, Middle
English, Old
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110202205
Pages: 1174
Prices: Europe EURO 299.00

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110251593
Pages: 1174
Prices: Europe EURO 299.00