A History of the English Language
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History of the English Language by Richard M. Hogg
Book DescriptionThe history and development of English, from the earliest known writings to its status today as a dominant world language, is a subject of major importance to linguists and historians. In this book, a team of international experts cover the entire recorded history of the English language, outlining its development over fifteen centuries. With an emphasis on more recent periods, every key stage in the history of the language is covered, with full accounts of standardisation, names, the distribution of English in Britain and North America, and its global spread. New historical surveys of the crucial aspects of the language are presented, and historical changes that have affected English are treated as a continuing process, helping to explain the shape of the language today. This complete and up-to-date history of English will be indispensable to all advanced students, scholars and teachers in this prominent field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521717991
(247mm x 174mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard M. Hogg
Grammar of Old English, Paperback (April 2011)
First published in 1992, A Grammar of Old English, Volume 1: Phonology was a landmark publication that in the intervening years has not been surpassed in its depth of scholarship and usefulness to the field. It is designed to take account of major developments both in the field of Old English studies and in linguistic theory.
Cambridge History of the English Language, Hardback (July 1992)» View all books by Richard M. Hogg
This volume provides a full and authoritative account of the history of English.
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Author Biography - Richard M. Hogg
Richard M. Hogg is Smith Professor of Language and Medieval English at the University of Manchester. David Denison is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Manchester.
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