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A History of the English Language By Albert C. Baugh Thomas Cable,

  • Title: A History of the English Language
  • Author: Albert C. Baugh Thomas Cable
  • ISBN: 9780710001054
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback
  • A classic text that provides a comprehensive balanced exploration of the history of the English language from the Middle Ages to the present combines internal linguistic history external cultural history Emphasizes the political, social cultural forces that affect language contains Old Middle English syntax features Chicano English, CaribbeA classic text that provides a comprehensive balanced exploration of the history of the English language from the Middle Ages to the present combines internal linguistic history external cultural history Emphasizes the political, social cultural forces that affect language contains Old Middle English syntax features Chicano English, Caribbean English, English in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Black English varieties of English in Africa, Asia, Australia Canada An important reference for upper level courses in the history of the English language.Preface to the 1st EditionPreface to the 2nd EditionEnglish present futureIndo European family of languagesOld English Foreign influences on old English Norman Conquest the subjection of English, 1066 1200 Re establishment of English, 1200 1500Middle English Renaissance, 1500 1650 Appeal to authority, 1650 1800Nineteenth century after English language in AmericaAppendicesIndex
    A History of the English Language A classic text that provides a comprehensive balanced exploration of the history of the English language from the Middle Ages to the present combines internal linguistic history external cultural hist

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    1. This book cycles through the entire history of the English language, from the proto Indo European start to its modern day variations For everyone who thinks that our language is as simple as English is a mix of German and French, you have SO much to learn A favorite non fiction.

    2. This is a fantastic, highly detailed overview of the history of the English language in which I learned some surprising things, such as they, their, and them, our plural pronouns, were a Scandinavian specifically Danish import Old English conjugated them as hie, hiera, him In fact, the Danish invasions of England prior to the Norman Conquest probably contributed a lot to our loss of inflection word endings than the French influence on our language ever did While we borrowed a lot of words from [...]

    3. This was a good book I wish I had the latest edition rather than this edition from the early 1990 s The language has changed since the introduction of the Internet and texting which wasn t an issue at the time this version came out I think I may have had this version since it was new, though I just now got around to reading it in it s entirety.Very informative Some chapters were interesting than others I liked the chapters on Old English and also on American English.Always something to learn, s [...]

    4. Read this for a college course and basically had to memorize the contents It was one of my most challenging and rewarding classes Baugh shows how language is elastic, bending and changing and morphing as time, history and cultural influences force and or influence written and verbal exchanges.

    5. I m putting this on here because it may be one of the first honest to god textbooks that I actually read all the way through It feels like an accomplishment.

    6. An incredibly easy to read but detailed account of the whole history of the English language, divided into three parts Old, Middle, and Modern English.

    7. I read this book three times in one semester as an undergrad in the 1980s for a really hard class I LOVED IT both the class and the book.

    8. I read this in a college class and really enjoyed it It might be a bit dry to read in its entirety, but pick it up for some fascinating anecdotes about the history of our language.

    9. My college text and still the standard by which others must be measured The complexity of the English language is a thing of beauty.

    10. It gives a really in depth view of all the cultural and political influences that shaped the English language to what it is today Kind of nice to read if you have the time and interest for these kind of things.

    11. Totally a book I had to read for college but if you ever said, Why is this a word then this book is fun And if you are nerdy this book is fun.

    12. One of the few history books I ve actually enjoyed It starts at the very beginning of English language and goes up to today ish and English in America A wonderful read.

    13. Even to one who is not a student of history or linguistics, this book is accessible, and from it I learnt a lot It is unsurprising that it is known as a standard text of the history of the English Language Its chronological approach is appropriate, and feels very much like a well crafted narrative that takes you on a flight from Celtic times, roaming over Beowulf, to Chaucer s Cantebury Tales, to Shakespeare A highly enjoyable read which I would recommend to anyone who possesses the slightest of [...]

    14. I have no idea why I marked this to read while I actually read and studied it four years ago Wonderful book

    15. Excellent mix of history and the technical evolution of the English language The accompanying workbook provided helpful exercises to understand the linguistic aspect of the language.

    16. As textbooks go, this was a pretty good read though I confess I skipped the lists of words borrowed from specific languages or areas A History of the English Language is also a bit dated, but really, not much has changed in terms of the development of the language in recent decades And really what you re reading this book is the history of English, which goes back to the 5th century AD or so.I was put off a bit by the odd characters used to designate certain sounds, as I didn t know what they re [...]

    17. If, for any reason, you find yourself wanting or needing to read Baugh and Cable s A History of the English Language, I d advise you against using the Sixth Edition It blurs details that earlier editions are much clear about, re arranges chapters that were better organized before, and since it doesn t address really recent evolutions in the language, you really aren t missing anything by using an earlier, clearer edition The sixth one just isn t great.

    18. Buku ini bikin kepala keputer puter walaupun isinya berguna untuk kegiatan kuliah Bahsa yang digunakan diluar kebiasaan saya Tapi dilain sisi isi buku ini emang menarik buat di baca buat kamu yg curious tentang sejarah bahasa inggris atau emang kamu mahasiswa sastra inggris

    19. I had this as a textbook for my all time favorite class at university Its the most in depth examination of the English language that I have seen It s equal parts history and linguistics and it s thoroughly readable.

    20. This is one of the few textbooks that I have read in its entirety in a long time It was fantastic, though, offering an expansive and entertaining look at just what the title describes, a history of the English language from early Germanic roots through modern dialogues.

    21. Most consistently interesting and engaging textbook I ve had to read History and linguistics meshed together.

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