The Oxford History of EnglisheBook - 2006
The Oxford History of English traces the language from its obscure Indo-European roots to its twenty-first century position as the world's first language. It describes the history of English within the British Isles, its changing roles in different places, and its rise to global pre-eminence. Fifteen experts describe the history of English within a chronological framework: they examine written varieties and the spoken language of everyday life; and they consider and. explain changes in words, meanings, grammar, and pronunciation. The book will appeal to everyone with a keen interest in the Eng.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 485 pages) : illustrations, maps
Alternative Title: History of English