History of English (Paperback)

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Whilst maintaining the accessibility for the beginner, the level of this second edition has been raised by the addition of much more detail, a greater focus on theories and controversies, and a clearer route to key works in the field. History of English:

  • examines the history of the English language in order to explain the English that is used today
  • introduces key linguistic concepts
  • provides 'discussion points' to generate debate
  • involves readers in collecting and analyzing their own data
  • contains a 'mini-corpus' of texts, used for exercises and to illustrate points raised in the commentary.

Revised throughout, this updated edition contains a new internet resource section and an updated further reading section, to help readers take their study further.

About the Author

Jonathan Culpeper is based a the Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language at the University of Lancaster.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780415341844
ISBN-10: 0415341841
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 26th, 2005
Pages: 134
Language: English
Series: Language Workbooks