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The Oxford history of English Edited by Lynda Mugglestone

Contributor(s): Mugglestone, Lynda [Editor].
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006Edition: Updated edition.Description: xii, 600 p. : 22 cm. ; ill., maps.ISBN: 9780199660162.Other title: History of English.Subject(s): English language historyDDC classification: 420.9
Contents:
Contents Introduction : a history of English / Lynda Mugglestone -- Preliminaries : before English / Terry Hoad -- Beginnings and transitions : Old English / Susan Irvine -- Contacts and conflicts : Latin, Norse, and French / Matthew Townend -- Middle English -- dialects and diversity / Marilyn Corrie -- From middle to early modern English / Jeremy Smith -- Restructuring Renaissance English / April McMahon -- Mapping change in Tudor English / Terttu Nevalainen -- The babel of Renaissance English / Paula Blank -- English at the onset of the normative tradition / Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade -- English in the nineteenth century / Lynda Mugglestone -- Modern regional English in the British Isles / Clive Upton -- English among the languages / Richard W. Bailey -- English world-wide in the twentieth century / Tom McArthur -- Into the twenty-first century / David Crystal.
Summary: "Lynda Mugglestone's hugely popular The Oxford History of English is now updated and entirely reset in a new edition featuring David Crystal's new take on the future of English in the wider world. In accounts made vivid with examples from a vast range of documentary evidence that includes letters, diaries, and private records, fifteen scholars trace the history of English from its ancient Indo-European origins to the present. They cover the language's versions, written and spoken, revel in its rich variety over fifteen centuries, and chart its varied progress nationally, regionally, and throughout the world. With scholarship at once impeccable and approachable, the authors describe and explain the constantly changing sounds, words, meanings, and grammar of English. This is a book for everyone interested in the language, present and past."--Publisher's website.
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Contents Introduction : a history of English / Lynda Mugglestone --
Preliminaries : before English / Terry Hoad --
Beginnings and transitions : Old English / Susan Irvine --
Contacts and conflicts : Latin, Norse, and French / Matthew Townend --
Middle English --
dialects and diversity / Marilyn Corrie --
From middle to early modern English / Jeremy Smith --
Restructuring Renaissance English / April McMahon --
Mapping change in Tudor English / Terttu Nevalainen --
The babel of Renaissance English / Paula Blank --
English at the onset of the normative tradition / Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade --
English in the nineteenth century / Lynda Mugglestone --
Modern regional English in the British Isles / Clive Upton --
English among the languages / Richard W. Bailey --
English world-wide in the twentieth century / Tom McArthur --
Into the twenty-first century / David Crystal.

"Lynda Mugglestone's hugely popular The Oxford History of English is now updated and entirely reset in a new edition featuring David Crystal's new take on the future of English in the wider world. In accounts made vivid with examples from a vast range of documentary evidence that includes letters, diaries, and private records, fifteen scholars trace the history of English from its ancient Indo-European origins to the present. They cover the language's versions, written and spoken, revel in its rich variety over fifteen centuries, and chart its varied progress nationally, regionally, and throughout the world. With scholarship at once impeccable and approachable, the authors describe and explain the constantly changing sounds, words, meanings, and grammar of English. This is a book for everyone interested in the language, present and past."--Publisher's website.

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