A Biography of the English LanguageBook - 1996 | Second edition
The second edition of A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE continues to examine the structure of language. The textbook discusses three important issues: languages and language change are systematic; the inner history of a language is profoundly affected by its outer history of political and culural events; and the English of the past has everywhere left its traces on present-day English. By uncovering the language's past, one can better communicate with it.
Publisher: Fort Worth, Tex. : Harcourt Brace College Publishers, c1996
Edition: Second edition
Branch Call Number: 420.9 M65b1
Characteristics: xvi, 441 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm