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A history of the English language.

by Albert Croll Baugh

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Published by Appleton-Century-Crofts in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- History

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1075 .B3 1957
    The Physical Object
    Pagination506 p.
    Number of Pages506
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6224043M
    LC Control Number57009806

    English is an Indo-European language and belongs to the West Germanic group of the Germanic languages. Old English originated from a Germanic tribal and linguistic continuum along the Frisian North Sea coast, whose languages gradually evolved into the Anglic languages in the British Isles, and into the Frisian languages and Low German/Low Saxon on the forms: Proto-Germanic, Middle English, Early . This book has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef. Fandrych, Ingrid Submorphemic elements in the formation of acronyms, blends and clippings. Burridge, Kate Euphemism and Language Change: The Sixth and Seventh Ages. Now in its third edition, The Cambridge Encyclopedia Cited by:

    Get this from a library! The history of the English language. [Brigit Viney] -- "Today, English is spoken or used by nearly a quarter of all people in the world. But who were the first speakers of the language and how has the language changed? How did English travel across the. English effectively ceased to be a written language, with the Peterborough Chronicle one of the very few witnesses to what proved to be a futile attempt to keep the medium alive. With the exception of some local pockets where the English literary tradition continued unbroken, English was consequently reduced to a spoken medium.

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A history of the English language by Albert Croll Baugh Download PDF EPUB FB2

A History of the English Language explores the linguistic and cultural development of English from the Roman conquest of England to the present day to provide a comprehensive overview of the different aspects of its by: This second edition of The History of the English Language: A Sourcebook provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to the origins and development of the English language.

First published inthe book contains over fifty illustrative passages, drawn from the oldest English to the twentieth by: 3. English, history, international, quarter, language, communication, widely 4.

Our understanding of the history of English began at the end of the eighteenth century when Sir William Jones, a British judge who lived in India, began to study Sanskrit. I was very surprised that the understanding of the history of English began at the eighteenth 4/5.

The history and development of English, from the earliest known writings to its status today as a dominant world language, is a subject of major importance to linguists and historians.

In this 2/5(3). "A History of the English Language" is also a bit dated, but really, not much has changed in terms of the development of the language in recent decades. And really what you're reading this book is the history of English, which goes back to the 5th century AD or so/5. "A History" also briefs you on the European intellectual movements that influenced English.

In explaining English's development, Baugh and Cable acquaint the reader with many linguistic terms and theories.

This readable, informative, comprehensive history of English is highly by:   Includes bibliographical references and index English present and future -- Indo-European family of languages -- Old English -- Foreign Influences on old English -- Norman conquest and the subjection of English, -- Reestablishment of English, -- Middle English -- Renaissance, -- Appeal to authority, -- Nineteenth century and after -- English language Pages:   Here are five of our favorite books about the evolution of the English language.

1 Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English by John McWhorter John McWhorter’s Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue covers the origins of English as a lingua franca and how the influences of history, such as Viking raids and Germanic invasions, have shaped it.

Apart from the first edition of the current work, several other works appeared in A History of the English Language edited by Richard Hogg and David Denison, The Oxford History of English edited by Lynda Mugglestone, The Handbook of The History of English.

A History of the English Language is a comprehensive exploration of the linguistic and cultural development of English, from the Middle Ages to the present day. The book provides students with a balanced and up-to-date overview of the history of the language. The fifth edition has been revised and updated to keep students up to date with recent.

This book presents the history of English from its obscure Indo-European roots to its twenty-first century position as the world's first language. It shows how English evolved in the British Isles and how it spread to the United States and through.

This book is a history of world languages which focuses on the small languages that make up about 96% of all spoken languages but are spoken by only about 4% of the world’s population.

It’s language history from the point of view of the “little guy”. The main part of this website, the History, can be read as a kind of story, in chapters, following the development of the English language from its Indo-European origins, through Old English and Middle English to Early Modern English and Late Modern English, before a brief look at English Today.

Comprehensive and balanced, this classic exploration of the history of the English language combines internal linguistic history and external cultural history—from the Middle Ages to the present. Emphasis is on the political, social and cultural forces that affect language.

Reflects the latest trends and statistics of the last ten years in a revised and updated chapter 1, English 4/5(3). Find History of the English Language Textbooks at up to 90% off.

Plus get free shipping on qualifying orders $25+. Choose from used and new textbooks or get instant access with eTextbooks and digital materials. Jamestown, Virginia, also saw the dawn of American English with English colonizers adopting indigenous words, and adding them to the English language.

The constant influx of new blood due to voluntary and involuntary (i.e. slaves) migration during the 17th, 18th and 19th century meant a variety of English dialects had sprung to life, this.

History of English. Today's English is the continuation of the language of the 5th-century Germanic invaders of Britain. No records exist of preinvasion forms of the language. The language most closely related to English is the West Germanic language Frisian.

English language, a West Germanic language of the Indo-European language family that is closely related to Frisian, German, and Dutch languages. It originated in England and is the dominant language of the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand. It has become the world’s lingua franca.

A History of the English Language is a comprehensive exploration of the linguistic and cultural development of English, from the Middle Ages to the present day. The book provides students with a balanced and up-to-date overview of the history of the language.

The fifth edition has been substantially revised and updated to keep students up to /5(32). 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. Book Description. A new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Linguistics series, History of the English Language is a four-volume collection covering the main linguistic issues in the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics of the history of English.

By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had enjoyed more editions, spin-offs and translations. Crusoe’s world-famous novel is a complex literary confection, and it Author: Guardian Staff.The first authoritative and full-featured English dictionary, the Dictionary of the English Language, was published by Samuel Johnson in To a high degree, the dictionary standardized both English spelling and word usage.