The Handbook of the History of English

The Handbook of the History of English

Editor(s): Ans van Kemenade, Bettelou Los

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631233442

Online ISBN: 9780470757048

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757048

About this Book

The Handbook of the History of English is a collection of articles written by leading specialists in the field that focus on the theoretical issues behind the facts of the changing English language.


  • organizes the theoretical issues behind the facts of the changing English language innovatively and applies recent insights to old problems
  • surveys the history of English from the perspective of structural developments in areas such as phonology, prosody, morphology, syntax, semantics, language variation, and dialectology
  • offers readers a comprehensive overview of the various theoretical perspectives available to the study of the history of English and sets new objectives for further research

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Approaches and Issues

  2. Part II: Words: Derivation and Prosody

  3. Part III: Inflectional Morphology and Syntax

  4. Part IV: Pragmatics

  5. Part V: Pre- and Post-colonial Varieties

  6. Part VI: Standardization and Globalization

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