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The Cambridge History of the English Language 6 Volume Hardback Set

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The Cambridge History of the English Language provides a full account of the history of English. Its authoritative coverage extends from areas of central linguistic interest and concern (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, dialectology) to more specialised topics such as personal and place names, literary language and slang. The volumes dealing with earlier periods are chronologically based, whilst those dealing with more recent periods are geographically based, thus reflecting the spread of English over the last 300 years. Each volume is edited by a leading expert on the period in question, heading an international team of contributors, and contains a glossary of linguistic terms and and extensive bibliography and index. The History has been written with both specialists and students in mind and provides an essential reference resource for those interested in the development of English from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon England to its present-day role as a multifaceted global language.

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ISBN-13: 9780521807586
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2001
Series: The Cambridge History of the English Language
Pages: 4330
Product dimensions: 12.60(w) x 13.78(h) x 7.28(d)

Table of Contents

Volume 1: 1. Introduction Richard M. Hogg; 2. The place of English in Germanic and Indo-European Alfred Bammesberger; 3. Phonology and morphology Richard M. Hogg; 4. Syntax Elizabeth Closs Traugott; 5. Semantics and vocabulary Dieter Kastovsky; 6. Old English dialects Thomas E. Toon; 7. Onomastics Cecily Clark; 8. Literary language Malcolm R. Godden. Volume 2: List of maps; General Editor's preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction Norman Blake; 2. Phonology and morphology Roger Lass; 3. Middle english dictionary James Milroy; 4. Syntax Olga Fischer; 5. Lexis and semantics David Burnley; 6. The literary language Norman Blake; 7. Onomastics Cecily Clark; Glossary of linguistic terms; Bibliography; Index. Volume 3: 1. Introduction Roger Lass; 2. Orthography and punctuation Vivian Salmon; 3. Phonology and morphology Roger Lass; 4. Syntax Matti Rissanen; 5. Lexis and semantics Terttu Nevalainen; 6. Regional and social variation Manfred Görlach; 7. Literary language Sylvia Adamson; Glossary of linguistic terms; Bibliography. Volume 4: 1. Introduction Suzanne Romaine; 2. Vocabulary John Algeo; 3. Syntax David Denison; 4. Onomastics Richard Coates; 5. Phonology Michael K. C. MacMahon; 6. English grammar and usage Edward Finegan; 7. Literary language Sylvia Adamson; Glossary of linguistic terms; Bibliography; Index. Volume 5: General editor's preface; Volume editor's preface; 1. Introduction Robert Burchfield; Part I. Regional Varieties of English in Great Britain and Ireland: 2. English in Scotland J. Derrick McClure; 3. English in Wales Alan R. Thomas; 4. English in Ireland Jeffrey L. Kallen; 5. The dialects of England since 1776 Ossi Ihalainen; Part II. English Overseas: 6. English in Australia George W. Turner; 7. English in the Caribbean John A. Holm; 8. English in New Zealand Laurie Bauer; 9. English in South Africa William Branford; 10. English in South Asia Braj B. Kachru; Glossary of linguistic terms; Bibliography; Index. Volume 6: 1. External history John Algeo; 2. British and American, continuity and divergence John Hurt Fisher; 3. British and Irish antecedents Michael Montgomery; 4. Contact with other languages Suzanne Romaine; 5. Americanisms Frederic G. Cassidy and Joan H. Hall; 6. Slang Jonathan Lighter; 7. Dialects Lee Pederson; 8. African-American English Salikoko Mufwene; 9. Grammatical structure Ronald R. Butters; 10. Spelling Richard Venezky; 11. Usage Edward Finegan; 12. Canadian English Laurel J. Brinton and Margery Fee; 13. Newfoundland English William Kirwin; 14. American English abroad Richard Bailey.

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