A Biography of the English Language: Principles and Applications

3.93 avg rating
( 167 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780155016453: A Biography of the English Language: Principles and Applications

The second 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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

This text presents language as a complex system of continuing transformation. It links the history of language with the development of English literature through a survey and summary of English around the world.

Review:

?The book is very well written with a very appealing ?voice? and is very clear in its explanations. It focuses appropriately on the most significant changes in the history of English.?

?The text introduces concepts basic to the study of the development of any language, and then uses the concepts as a lens to specifically view the developmental periods of English.?

"The text introduces concepts basic to the study of the development of any language, and then uses the concepts as a lens to specifically view the developmental periods of English."

"The book is very well written with a very appealing "voice" and is very clear in its explanations. It focuses appropriately on the most significant changes in the history of English."

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Millward, C.M.
Published by Wadsworth Publishing (1996)
ISBN 10: 0155016458 ISBN 13: 9780155016453
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
pickabook
(san francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wadsworth Publishing, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000159736

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
35.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.21
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Millward, C.M.
Published by Cengage Learning (1996)
ISBN 10: 0155016458 ISBN 13: 9780155016453
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cengage Learning, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110155016458

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
37.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.40
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

C.M. Millward
Published by Cengage Learning (1996)
ISBN 10: 0155016458 ISBN 13: 9780155016453
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cengage Learning, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0155016458

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
57.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

C. M. Millward
ISBN 10: 0155016458 ISBN 13: 9780155016453
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801550164531.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
73.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.21
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

C.M. Millward
Published by Wadsworth Publishing (1996)
ISBN 10: 0155016458 ISBN 13: 9780155016453
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wadsworth Publishing, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 2. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0155016458

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
166.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.21
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds