The English Language (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

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This bestselling text by Charles Barber, with updating contributions from Joan C. Beal and Philip A. Shaw, recounts the history of the English language from its remote ancestry to the present day. Using dozens of familiar texts, including the English of King Alfred, Shakespeare and Chaucer, the English language is explored in terms of where it came from, where it is going, and the global impact it has had, taking into account the many varieties of English that now exist. Stimulating and interesting, it is not only written for specialists on language and linguistics, but also for general readers who take an interest in the subject.

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This bestselling text by Charles Barber, with updating contributions from Joan C. Beal and Philip A. Shaw, recounts the history of the English language from its remote ancestry to the present day. Using dozens of familiar texts, including the English of King Alfred, Shakespeare and Chaucer, the English language is explored in terms of where it came from, where it is going, and the global impact it has had, taking into account the many varieties of English that now exist. Stimulating and interesting, it is not only written for specialists on language and linguistics, but also for general readers who take an interest in the subject.

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Product Details

General

Imprint

Cambridge UniversityPress

Country of origin

United Kingdom

Series

Canto Classics

Release date

March 2012

Availability

Expected to ship within 7 - 11 working days

First published

March 2012

Authors

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Dimensions

215 x 138 x 18mm (L x W x T)

Format

Paperback - Trade

Pages

306

Edition

2nd Revised edition

ISBN-13

978-1-107-69393-7

Barcode

9781107693937

Categories

LSN

1-107-69393-4



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