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Singh, Ishtla

History of English

A Sociolinguistic Approach

€ 36.74

By explaining language change with close reference to literary and other textual examples and emphasising the integral link between a language and its society, this text is es


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
List of Figuresvii
List of Tablesix
List of Symbols and Conventionsxi
Acknowledgementsxiii
Introduction1(4)
1. English as a Changing Language5(34)
1.1 Introduction
5(1)
1.2 Sound Change
6(3)
1.3 Lexical Change
9(10)
1.4 Semantic Change
19(5)
1.5 Morphological Change
24(6)
1.6 Syntactic Change
30(6)
1.7 Study Questions
36(3)
2. Language Families and the Pre-history of English39(27)
2.1 Introduction
39(2)
2.2 The Roots of English and Proto-Indo-European
41(11)
2.3 Meeting the Ancestors I
52(7)
2.4 Meeting the Ancestors II
59(5)
2.5 Study Questions
64(2)
3. Old English, 500-110066(37)
3.1 Introduction
66(1)
3.2 Social History
67(6)
3.3 Anglo-Saxon Literature
73(2)
3.4 The Language of Old English
75(17)
3.5 Doing Anglo-Saxon Gender: Heroic Men and Monstrous Women
92(8)
3.6 Study Questions
100(3)
4. Middle English, 1100-1500103(36)
4.1 Introduction
103(1)
4.2 Social History
104(8)
4.3 Middle English Literature
112(1)
4.4 The Language of Middle English
113(14)
4.5 Contact and Change: Middle English Creolization?
127(9)
4.6 Study Questions
136(3)
5. Early Modern English, 1500-1700139(35)
5.1 Introduction
139(1)
5.2 Social History
140(7)
5.3 Early Modern English Literature
147(1)
5.4 The Language of Early Modern English
148(19)
5.5 Contact and Change: English in Barbados
167(6)
5.6 Study Questions
173(1)
6. Modern English, 1700 onwards174(33)
6.1 Introduction
174(3)
6.2 The Eighteenth Century and the Rise of the Prescriptive Tradition
177(11)
6.3 Nineteenth-Century Contact and Change: The Case of Singlish
188(10)
6.4 The Twenty-First Century and Beyond: Where Will English Boldly Go?
198(4)
6.5 Conclusion
202(1)
6.6 Study Questions
203(4)
Bibliography207(8)
Index215
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Januari 2005
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