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Title: English Historical Linguistics Volume 2
Subtitle: An International Handbook
Edited By: Alexander Th. Bergs
Laurel J. Brinton
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/119237?format=G
Series Title: Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science 34.2
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
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110202656
Pages: 1143
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ISBN-13: 9783110251609
Pages: 1143
Prices: Europe EURO 299.00