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A Biography of the English Language | Edition: 3

A Biography of the English Language | Edition: 3

Author: C.M. Millward, Mary Hayes
ISBN: 9780495906414
publisher: Cengage Learning
publisher Date: 01/01/2011
Price: 258
eBookPrice: 72
Schools: University of South Carolina,Mississippi State University,University of Tennessee at Chattanooga,University of Nevada - Las Vegas,Unversity of Mississippi,Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey-Camden,Stony Brook University(SUNY),The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor,Clemson University
Description: The third 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.