A Biography of the English Language | Edition: 3
Author: C.M. Millward, Mary Hayes
publisher: Cengage Learning
publisher Date: 01/01/2011
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.