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  1. Alternative Histories of English

    Edited by Peter Trudgill, Richard J. Watts

    This groundbreaking collection explores the beliefs and approaches to the history of English that do not make it into standard textbooks.Orthodox histories have presented a tunnel version of the history of the English language which is sociologically inadequate. In this book a range of leading...

    Published December 19th 2001 by Routledge

  2. The History of the English Language

    A Sourcebook, 2nd Edition

    By David Burnley

    This second edition of The History of the English Language- A Sourcebook provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to the origins and development of the English language. First published in 1992, the book contains over fifty illustrative passages, drawn from the oldest English to the twentieth...

    Published May 30th 2000 by Routledge

  3. Celtic Linguistics 1700-1850

    Edited by Daniel R. Davis

    Series: Logos Studies in Language and Linguistics

    Celtic Linguistics 1700 - 1850 is a set of reprinted texts showing the growth of this subject during a key period in its history. Setting off from the antiquarian search for origins during the Renaissance, the texts trace the development and refinement of the subject until the introduction of the...

    Published December 8th 1999 by Routledge

  4. History of English

    By Jonathan Culpeper

    Series: Language Workbooks

    History of English: * covers the development of the English language from the 5th century to the present day* contains a `mini-corpus' of texts, used for exercises and to illustrate points raised in the commentary* introduces key linguistic concepts* provides `discussion points' to generate debate*...

    Published July 2nd 1997 by Routledge

  5. A Social History of English

    2nd Edition

    By Mr Dick Leith, Dick Leith

    A Social History of English is the first history of the English language to utilize the techniques, insights and concerns of sociolinguistics. Written in a non-technical way, it takes into account standardization, pidginization, bi- and multilingualism, the issues of language maintenance and...

    Published June 4th 1997 by Routledge

  6. A Cultural History of the English Language

    By Gerry Knowles

    Series: The English Language Series

    This book presents a new interpretation of the history of English. Access to large corpuses of English has allowed scholars to assess the minutiae of linguistic change with much greater precision than before, often pinpointing the beginnings of linguistic innovations in place and time. The author...

    Published May 29th 1997 by Routledge

  7. An Historical Study of English

    Function, Form and Change

    By Jeremy Smith

    Through his analysis of selected major developments in the history of English, Jeremy Smith argues that the history of the language can only be understood from a dynamic perspective. He proposes that internal linguistic mechanisms for language change cannot be meaningfully explained in isolation or...

    Published October 16th 1996 by Routledge

  8. Old English and Its Closest Relatives

    A Survey of the Earliest Germanic Languages

    By Orrin W. Robinson

    This accessible introductory reference source surveys the linguistic and cultural background of the earliest known Germanic languages and examines their similarities and differences....

    Published May 6th 1992 by Routledge

  9. The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang

    6th Edition

    By Eric Partridge

    Drawn from the Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, with the emphasis on the expressions used or coined before 1914....

    Published December 30th 1973 by Routledge