A Companion to the History of the English Language

A Companion to the History of the English Language

Editor(s): Haruko Momma, Michael Matto

Published Online: 16 FEB 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405129923

Online ISBN: 9781444302851

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302851

About this Book

A Companion to the History of the English Language addresses the linguistic, cultural, social, and literary approaches to language study. The first text to offer a complete survey of the field, this volume provides the most up-to-date insights of leading international scholars.

  • An accessible reference to the history of the English language
  • Comprises more than sixty essays written by leading international scholars
  • Aids literature students in incorporating language study into their work
  • Includes an historical survey of the English language, from its Germanic and Indo- European beginnings to modern British and American English
  • Enriched with maps, diagrams, and illustrations from historical publications
  • Introduces the latest scholarship in the field

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

  2. Part II: Linguistic Survey

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  3. Part III: English Semantics and Lexicography

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  4. Part IV: Pre-History of English

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  5. Part V: English in History: England and America - Section 1: Old English in History (ca. 450–1066)

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  6. Part V: English in History: England and America - Section 2: Middle English in History (1066–1485)

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  7. Part V: English in History: England and America - Section 3: Early Modern English in History (1485–1660)

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  8. Part V: English in History: England and America - Section 4: Modern British English in History (1660–Present)

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  9. Part V: English in History: England and America - Section 4: Modern British English in History (1660–present)

  10. Part V: English in History: England and America - Section 5: American English in History

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  11. Part V: English in History: England and America - Section 6: Topics in History

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  12. Part VI: English in History: English Outside England and the United States - Section 1: British Isles and Ireland

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  13. Part VI: English in History: English Outside England and the United States - Section 2: English in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

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  14. Part VI: English in History: English Outside England and the United States - Section 3: Colonial and Post-Colonial English

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  15. Part VII: Literary Languages

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  16. Part VIII: Issues in Present-Day English

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  17. Part IX: Further Approaches to Language Study

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