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  1. Archaeology and Place-Names and History

    An Essay on Problems of Co-ordination

    By F.T. Wainwright

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    In the period A.D. 400-1100, perhaps more than in any other, it is necessary to bring together the results of historical, archaeological and place-name studies. Each provides information that is either badly preserved or not preserved at all in the other two, but it is not always realised how great...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics

    Edited by Claire Bowern, Bethwyn Evans

    Series: Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics

    The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics provides a survey of the field covering the methods which underpin current work; models of language change; and the importance of historical linguistics for other subfields of linguistics and other disciplines. Divided into five sections, the...

    Published June 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. History of the English Language

    Edited by Elly van Gelderen

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    A new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Linguistics series, History of the English Language is a four-volume collection covering the main linguistic issues in the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics of the history of English....

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Vernacular Universals and Language Contacts

    Evidence from Varieties of English and Beyond

    Edited by Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, Heli Paulasto

    Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

    In this book, contributors have been brought together to discuss the role of two major factors shaping the grammars of different varieties of English (and of other languages) all over the world: so-called vernacular universals and contact-induced change. Rather than assuming a general typological...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  5. A History of the English Language

    6th Edition

    By Albert C Baugh, Thomas Cable

    **NOT FOR SALE IN THE USA, CANADA OR THE PHILIPPINES** A History of the English Language explores the linguistic and cultural development of English from the Roman conquest of England to the present day to provide a comprehensive overview of the different aspects of its history. This...

    Published August 17th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Authority in Language

    Investigating Standard English

    By James Milroy, Lesley Milroy

    Series: Routledge Linguistics Classics

    Authority in Language explores the perennially topical and controversial notion of correct and incorrect language. James and Lesley Milroy cover the long-running debate over the teaching of Standard English in Britain and compare the language ideologies in Britain and the USA, involving a...

    Published February 24th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The History of English

    An Introduction

    By Stephan Gramley

    The History of English: An Introduction provides a chronological analysis of the linguistic, social, and cultural development of the English language from before its establishment in Britain around the year 450 to the present. Each chapter represents a new stage in the development of the language...

    Published December 14th 2011 by Routledge

  8. English in the World

    History, Diversity, Change

    Edited by Philip Seargeant, Joan Swann

    Series: Worlds of English

    English in the World: History, Diversity, Change examines the English language as it has developed through history and is used across the globe today. The first half of the book outlines the history of the language from its fifth-century roots through its development as a national, a colonial, and...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Reciprocity in English

    Historical Development and Synchronic Structure

    By Florian Haas

    Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

    Although the grammatical expression of reciprocal (or ‘mutual’) situations in the languages of the world has received a surprising amount of attention in recent years, so far no comprehensive study specifically dealing with the historical development and synchronic structure of English reciprocal...

    Published December 10th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Origins

    A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English

    By Eric Partridge

    This dictionary gives the origins of some 20,000 items from the modern English vocabulary, discussing them in groups that make clear the connections between words derived by a variety of routes from originally common stock. As well as giving the answers to questions about the derivation of...

    Published August 26th 2008 by Routledge