The Cambridge History of the English Language: v. 4: 1776-1997 (BOK)

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This volume deals with the history of the English language from 1776 to 1997. An extensive introduction details the changing socio-historical setting in which English has developed in response to a continuing background of diversity as it was transplanted to North America and beyond. Separate chapters on phonology, syntax, and vocabulary chronicle the linguistic features of the language during this period, taking as the basis for discussion the common core inherited from the sixteenth century and shared by what are now the two principal varieties, American and British English. In addition, there are chapters on English as a literary language, English grammar and usage, and onomastics. A separate volume on North American English is in preparation.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 1999 Forlag
Cambridge Univ Ed
ISBN 9780521264778 Antall sider 806
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 4,7cm Vekt 1203 gram
Andre medvirkende Suzanne Romaine Emner og form Historical & comparative linguistics