: A History of the English Language (): Elly van Gelderen: Books. A History of the English Language [Elly van Gelderen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. THIS INFORMATION REFERS TO AN OLD. This introductory textbook into the history of the English language is divided into ten chapters. The first three are an introduction to some of the general linguistic.

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While inherently a little unstable, they provide excellent accompaniment to the reading, and a very fruitful gateway to further study. This I feel is a mistake on two counts, namely that so much recent research into the history of English has amply demonstrated that the omission of social aspects is, to put it crudely, completely impossible, and secondly because the author is making a rod for her own back in the sense that when, by necessity, she does deal with basic sociolinguistic themes such as style, standard and register, it is almost inevitably wanting for detail.


Conclusion; Keywords; Exercises; 4. Volume 21 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Attitudes towards linguistic differences. This has led to occasional lapses in formulation and an impression that some parts of the work were done in a somewhat rushed manner.

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Journal of English Linguistics Volume 36 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Not only does it present the traditional morphological descriptions of the various stages of the language, it provides many example sentences, texts, and cartoons that are analyzed for the benefit of the student and which make this book ideal for class use.

Please note that it may not be complete. The book is well written and surprisingly accessible to the reader, and the author does a fine job of presenting the complexities of the subject in a student-friendly way. Volume 3 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Regional and register varieties8. About the article Published Online: Middle English dialects; 7. Volume 63 Issue Jahresband Janpp. English language — History.


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Volume 39 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Volume 37 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Volume 89 Issue Jahresband Janpp. The text may not be comprehensive, but makes an excellent primer for those who are not linguistically-trained, and is practical for students who are taking an introductory course in the history of the Jistory language.

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