A Companion to Baugh and Cable's History of the English Language

Author: Thomas Cable

Publisher: Informa Healthcare

ISBN: 9780415298957

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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This comprehensive and accessible student workbook accompanies the fifth edition of Albert C. Baugh and Thomas Cable's History of the English Language. Each chapter in the workbook corresponds directly to a chapter in the textbook and offers exercises, review questions, extensive supplementary examples, additional explanations and a range of sample extracts taken from texts of different periods. An additional 'pre-chapter' on the sounds of English also provides phonetic information and exercises that will prove useful throughout the book. This third edition has been revised alongside the textbook and includes new exercises to accompany the sections on Gender Issues and Linguistic Change, and African American Vernacular English. This workbook is an invaluable companion for all History of English Language courses.

A History of the English Language

Author: Albert Croll Baugh,Thomas Cable

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780130151667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 447

View: 8426

Traces the history of the English language, the forces influencing its development, and the forms it has taken in America.

Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language

Pedagogy in Practice

Author: Mary Hayes,Allison Burkette

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190683422

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 5949

The History of the English Language has been a standard university course offering for over 150 years. Yet relatively little has been written about teaching a course whose very title suggests its prodigious chronological, geographic, and disciplinary scope. In the nineteenth century, History of the English Language courses focused on canonical British literary works. Since these early curricula were formed, the English language has changed, and so have the courses. In the twenty-first century, instructors account for the growing prominence of World Englishes as well as the English language's transformative relationship with the internet and social media. Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language addresses the challenges and circumstances that the course's instructors and students commonly face. The volume reads as a series of "master classes" taught by experienced instructors who explain the pedagogical problems that inspired resourceful teaching practices. Although its chapters are authored by seasoned teachers, many of whom are preeminent scholars in their individual fields, the book is designed for instructors at any career stage-beginners and veterans alike. The topics addressed in Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language include: the unique pedagogical dynamic that transpires in language study; the course's origins and relevance to current university curricula; scholarly approaches that can offer an abiding focus in a semester-long course; advice about navigating the course's formidable chronological ambit; ways to account for the language's many varieties; and the course's substantial and pedagogical relationship to contemporary multimedia platforms. Each chapter balances theory and practice, explaining in detail activities, assignments, or discussion questions ready for immediate use by instructors.

A History of the English Language

Author: Albert C. Baugh,Thomas Cable

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203994639

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

View: 5327

Praise for the fifth edition: 'The fifth edition of A History of the English Language will continue to be the standard reference work on the history of English.' Peter Erdmann, Technische University, Berlin, Germany 'Baugh and Cable's classic is still an absolute must for everyone interested in the development of English in its socio-historical context. Revised and updated, this edition continues to provide an engagin biography of a living and dynamic language.' Ishtla Singh, Kings College, London, UK A History of the English Language is a comprehensive exploration of the linguistic and cultural development of English, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Revised and updated, the fifth edition continues to provide students with a balanced and up-to-date overview of the subject. The new edition includes: A revised first chapter, 'English present and future' A new section on gender issues and linguistic change Updated material on African-American vernacular English. Albert C.Baugh was Schelling Memorial Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Thomas Cable is Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin.

From Old English to Standard English

A Course Book in Language Variation Across Time

Author: Dennis Freeborn

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776604694

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 479

View: 4577

"This practical and informative course book is a fascinating, visual volume which leads the student through the development of the language from Old English, through Middle and Early Modern English to the establishment of Standard English in the eighteenth century." "At the core of this substantially expanded second edition lies a series of nearly 200 historical texts, of which more than half are reproduced in facsimile, and which illustrate the progressive changes in the language. The book is firmly based upon linguistic description, with commentaries which form a series of case studies demonstrating the evidence for language change at every level - handwriting, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, grammar and meaning." "Such a wealth of texts, as well as the structured activities and the various case studies, allow the volume to be used not only as a stimulating course text, guiding students through the analysis of data, but also as a comprehensive resource book and invaluable reference tool for teachers and students at all levels."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Language of the Chaucer Tradition

Author: Simon Horobin,Professor of English Language and Literature Simon Horobin

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780859917803

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 179

View: 5755

A study of the language of Chaucerian manuscripts, printed editions and Chaucer's 15th century followers. Winner of the 2005 Beatrice White Prize for outstanding scholarly work in the field of English literature before 1590

The Oxford Handbook of Historical Phonology

Author: Patrick Honeybone,Joseph Salmons

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199232814

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

View: 5252

This critical overview examines every aspect of the field including its history, key current research questions and methods, theoretical perspectives, and sociolinguistic factors. The authors represent leading proponents of every theoretical perspective. The book is a valuable resource for phonologists and a stimulating guide for their students.


an international handbook of the science of language and society

Author: Ulrich Ammon,Norbert Dittmar,Klaus Mattheier

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1912

View: 1405

Strukturen der Syntax

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110813629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

View: 7000

Prinzipien Der Sprachgeschichte

Author: Hermann Paul

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270419948


Page: 384

View: 9863

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Author: Irvine Welsh

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462305077

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9105

Irvine Welsh – die Backlist in neuer Gestaltung Edingburgh in der Vorweihnachtszeit: Sergeant Bruce Robertson arbeitet sich in seinem Mordkommissariat nicht gerade tot, es gibt Schöneres zu tun: nette Beschäftigungen auf der Herrentoilette, kleine Intrigen gegen Kolleginnen oder auch ein Kurztrip nach Amsterdam, ins Sex- und Drogenmekka. Ärgerlich, daß Bruce dann doch noch einen ekligen Mord aufklären soll. Aber vielleicht springt ja endlich die erhoffte Beförderung dabei heraus... Immer tiefer begibt sich Bruce Robertson, mit dem Welsh gewiß eine der widerwärtigsten Figuren der jüngsten Literatur geschaffen hat, in die Abgründe menschlichen Daseins. Widerstand gegen das Böse kommt von unerwarteter Seite: Als Sprachrohr der Moral entpuppt sich der Bandwurm, der Bruce seit längerem quält. Diesen Gegner bringt noch nicht einmal Bruce zum Schweigen. Ungefragt kommentiert der Wurm das Verhalten seines Wirts. Die Dinge stehen schlecht für Bruce Robertson, aber in einem Roman von Irvine Welsh ist es nie so schlimm, als daß es nicht noch schlimmer kommen könnte... Von Irvine Welsh ́s Roman “Drecksau” wurden in Großbritannien bis heute 270000 Exemplare verkauft, die britische Polizei versuchte, eine einstweilige Verfügung gegen dieses Buch zu erwirken, weil sie sich durch das Cover beleidigt fühlte. Doch auch diese Aktion konnte nicht verhindern, daß der Roman lange auf Platz 1 der Bestsellerliste stand.

Sir Orfeo

Author: Oscar Zielke

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 384600247X


Page: 148

View: 5176

Nachdruck des Originals von 1880. Die romantische Versnovelle Sir Orfeo aus dem 14. Jahrhundert hier in einer Ausgabe von Oscar Zielke aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.

Die Information

Geschichte, Theorie, Flut

Author: James Gleick

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864142245

Category: Science

Page: 500

View: 9104

Blut, Treibstoff, Lebensprinzip - in seinem furiosen Buch erzählt Bestsellerautor James Gleick, wie die Information zum Kernstück unserer heutigen Zivilisation wurde. Beginnend bei den Wörtern, den "sprechenden" Trommeln in Afrika, über das Morsealphabet und bis hin zur Internetrevolution beleuchtet er, wie die Übermittlung von Informationen die Gesellschaften prägten und veränderten. Gleick erläutert die Theorien, die sich mit dem Codieren und Decodieren, der Übermittlung von Inhalten und dem Verbreiten der Myriaden von Botschaften beschäftigen. Er stellt die bekannten und unbekannten Pioniere der Informationsgesellschaft vor: Claude Shannon, Norbert Wiener, Ada Byron, Alan Turing und andere. Er bietet dem Leser neue Einblicke in die Mechanismen des Informationsaustausches. So lernt dieser etwa die sich selbst replizierende Meme kennen, die "DNA" der Informationen. Sein Buch ermöglicht ein neues Verständnis von Musik, Quantenmechanik - und eine gänzlich neue Sicht auf die faszinierende Welt der Informationen.

Understanding Language Structure, Interaction, and Variation

An Introduction to Applied Linguistics and Sociolinguistics for Nonspecialists

Author: Steven Brown,Salvatore Attardo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780472030385

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 440

View: 2346

Understanding Language Structure, Interaction, and Variation, Second Edition, provides an introduction to the study of language and applied linguistics for students who have had a minimum of exposure to the discipline of linguistics. Using clear, easy-to-understand explanations and examples, this text avoids the in-depth theoretical coverage found in texts written for those who specialize in linguistics or SLA. As a result, this book is perfect for students whose chosen fields require them to be acquainted with the ways language works, such as future teachers, psychologists, sociologists, and anthropologists, but who do not intend to become linguists. The text is also suitable for English or ESL/EFL teachers who need a reference volume about various aspects of language, particularly as it applies to teaching. Each chapter includes educational implications of each topic, plus research projects and further readings. The text also appeals to those obtaining additional certification for public school teaching. The second edition of Understanding Language Structure, Interaction, and Variation is enhanced and updated with an expanded treatment of English grammar, new topics like computer-mediated communication, current figures and data, and an up-to-date bibliography. This text purposely covers more than enough material for a one-term course so that it may be used in a wide range of courses and classroom settings. A separate workbook providing extra practice is also available.

The Oxford American College Dictionary

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group


Category: Reference

Page: 1682

View: 3204

Provides more than 175,000 entries, boxed quotes demonstrating word usage and style, geographical country guides, and thumb-index tabs.

Walford's Concise Guide to Reference Material

Author: Anthony Chalcraft,Albert John Walford

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781856040426

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

View: 8660

Sociolinguistics / Soziolinguistik

Author: Ulrich Ammon

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110194104

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 897

View: 7612

The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.

Die Amerikanische Sprache

Das Englisch der Vereinigten Staaten

Author: H. L. Mencken,Heinrich Spies

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663161374

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

View: 1304

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.