9780199544394

The Oxford History of English

  • ISBN 13:

    9780199544394

  • ISBN 10:

    0199544395

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/05/2008
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

The Oxford History of English traces the language from its obscure Indo-European roots to its position as the world's first language. In accounts made vivid with examples from an immense range of documentary evidence, including letters, diaries, and private records, fifteen experts describethe history of English in all its versions, written and spoken. They reveal the language's rich and protean variety over the centuries and chart the progress of all its versions, standard, regional, and international. With impeccable and approachable scholarship, they describe and explain itsconstantly changing sounds, words, meanings, and grammar. This is a book for everyone interested in the English language, present and past.

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