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LINGUIST List 23.34

Tue Jan 03 2012

Books: History of Linguistics/Ling and Lit/Socioling: Matto, Momma

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        1.     Kristen Holding , A Companion to the History of the English Language: Matto, Momma


Message 1: A Companion to the History of the English Language: Matto, Momma
Date: 28-Dec-2011
From: Kristen Holding <kholdingwiley.com>
Subject: A Companion to the History of the English Language: Matto, Momma
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Title: A Companion to the History of the English Language
Series Title: Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture
Published: 2011
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
                http://www.wiley.com

Book URL: http://www.wiley.com/remtitle.cgi?isbn=0470657936

Author: Haruko Momma
Author: Michael Matto
Paperback: ISBN: 9780470657935 Pages: 728 Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Abstract:

This Companion brings together more than 60 distinguished contributors to offer
a wide-ranging survey of the history of the English language, from its Indo-
European and Germanic past, through British and American usage, to the rise of
colonial and post-colonial English. Many of the essays investigate regional and
ethnic varieties and take up issues of class and gender.The book explores the
many diverse approaches to the study of English in one volume, ranging from
linguistics and etymology to the philosophy of language and literary history.
Concise introductions place individual essays within larger contexts; notes on
phonetics, a chronological list of events, and a glossary of linguistic terms
facilitate use and connect the reader to the uses of the English language over
the centuries. A meeting ground for students of language and literature, this
broad-ranging volume considers cultural, social, literary, material, and
theoretical approaches to the study of language.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            History of Linguistics
                            Ling & Literature
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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