A Companion to the History of the English Language

Author: Haruko Momma,Michael Matto

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444302868

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

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A Companion to the History of the English Language addresses the linguistic, cultural, social, and literary approaches to language study. The first text to offer a complete survey of the field, this volume provides the most up-to-date insights of leading international scholars. An accessible reference to the history of the English language Comprises more than sixty essays written by leading international scholars Aids literature students in incorporating language study into their work Includes an historical survey of the English language, from its Germanic and Indo- European beginnings to modern British and American English Enriched with maps, diagrams, and illustrations from historical publications Introduces the latest scholarship in the field

A Companion to the History of the Book

Author: Simon Eliot,Jonathan Rose

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356585

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

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From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book. Makes use of illustrative examples and case studies of well-known texts Written by a group of expert contributors Covers topical debates, such as the nature of censorship and the future of the book

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

Author: Thomas Cable

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113442535X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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

Author: Thomas Cable

Publisher: Informa Healthcare

ISBN: 9780415298940

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 Companion to the Global Renaissance

English Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion

Author: Jyotsna G. Singh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405154764

Category: History

Page: 400

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Featuring twenty one newly–commissioned essays, A Companion to the Global Renaissance: English Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion demonstrates how today′s globalization is the result of a complex and lengthy historical process that had its roots in England′s mercantile and cross–cultural interactions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. An innovative collection that interrogates the global paradigm of our period and offers a new history of globalization by exploring its influences on English culture and literature of the early modern period. Moves beyond traditional notions of Renaissance history mainly as a revival of antiquity and presents a new perspective on England′s mercantile and cross–cultural interactions with the New and Old Worlds of the Americas, Africa, and the East, as well with Northern Europe. Illustrates how twentieth–century globalization was the result of a lengthy and complex historical process linked to the emergence of capitalism and colonialism Explores vital topics such as East–West relations and Islam; visual representations of cultural ′others′; gender and race struggles within the new economies and cultures; global drama on the cosmopolitan English stage, and many more

The History of English Spelling

Author: Christopher Upward,George Davidson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444342975

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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The History of English Spelling reveals the history of Modern English spelling, tracing its origins and development from Old English up to the present day. Includes a wealth of information and data on English spelling not available anywhere else Features a complementary website with additional material at www.historyofenglishspelling.info Includes detailed coverage of the contributions from French, Latin, Greek - and the many other languages - to our current orthography Serves as a companion volume to Geoffrey Hughes's A History of English Words in the same series

A History of the English Language

Author: Elly van Gelderen

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027293244

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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This exceptionally clear text focuses on internal changes in the English language. It outlines the history of English from pre-Old English times to the present. Not only does it present the traditional morphological descriptions of the various stages of the language, it provides many example sentences, texts, and cartoons that are analyzed for the benefit of the student and which make this book ideal for class use. Some language-external topics are covered such as early printing and authorship debates. Tables and figures complement the material covered and exercises review the main points as well as ask further, more challenging, questions. Answers to the exercises are provided, as is a time line listing some of the external events, and some guidance on how to use the OED. Complementary web site information is provided throughout the book, and a companion web site accompanies the book. This book has a companion website: www.historyofenglish.net

A Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry

Author: Neil Roberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998660

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 648

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In the twentieth century more people spoke English and more people wrote poetry than in the whole of previous history, and this Companion strives to make sense of this crowded poetical era. The original contributions by leading international scholars and practising poets were written as the contributors adjusted to the idea that the possibilities of twentieth-century poetry were exhausted and finite. However, the volume also looks forward to the poetry and readings that the new century will bring. The Companion embraces the extraordinary development of poetry over the century in twenty English-speaking countries; a century which began with a bipolar transatlantic connection in modernism and ended with the decentred heterogeneity of post-colonialism. Representation of the 'canonical' and the 'marginal' is therefore balanced, including the full integration of women poets and feminist approaches and the in-depth treatment of post-colonial poets from various national traditions. Discussion of context, intertextualities and formal approaches illustrates the increasing self-consciousness and self-reflexivity of the period, whilst a 'Readings' section offers new readings of key selected texts. The volume as a whole offers critical and contextual coverage of the full range of English-language poetry in the last century.

A Companion to the Anglo-Norman World

Author: Christopher Harper-Bill,Elisabeth Van Houts

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843833413

Category: History

Page: 298

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This is an introduction to the history of England and Normandy in the 11th and 12th centuries. Within the broad field of cultural history, there are discussions of language, literature, the writing of history and ecclesiastical architecture.

A Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture

Author: Michael Hattaway

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405106269

Category: History

Page: 747

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Bringing together essays from an international team of leading scholars, this book considers the ways in which Renaissance culture influence literary production. It explores contemporary debates in Renaissance studies such as feminism, sexuality, historicism, and nation.

A Companion to Arthurian Literature

Author: Helen Fulton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470672374

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

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This Companion offers a chronological sweep of the canon of Arthurian literature - from its earliest beginnings to the contemporary manifestations of Arthur found in film and electronic media. Part of the popular series, Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, this expansive volume enables a fundamental understanding of Arthurian literature and explores why it is still integral to contemporary culture. Offers a comprehensive survey from the earliest to the most recent works Features an impressive range of well-known international contributors Examines contemporary additions to the Arthurian canon, including film and computer games Underscores an understanding of Arthurian literature as fundamental to western literary tradition

A Companion to the Middle English Lyric

Author: Thomas Gibson Duncan

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1843840650

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

View: 5547

Comprehensive survey of the Middle English lyric, one of the most important forms of medieval literature.

A Companion to the Lancelot-Grail Cycle

Author: Carol Dover

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 9780859917834

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 267

View: 4266

Arthur and the grail stories appeared in this French prose cycle together for the first time; scholars explore its social, historical, literary and manuscript contexts and account for its enduring interest.

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

Author: Bradley A. Levinson,Mica Pollock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119111668

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 8111

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes

A Companion to Japanese History

Author: William M. Tsutsui

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405193395

Category: History

Page: 618

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An authoritative overview of current debates and approaches within the study of Japan's history Composed of 30 chapters written by an international group of scholars Combines traditional perspectives with the most recent scholarly concerns Supplements a chronological survey with targeted thematic analyses.

A Companion to Romantic Poetry

Author: Charles Mahoney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390643

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

View: 8346

Through a series of 34 essays by leading and emerging scholars, A Companion to Romantic Poetry reveals the rich diversity of Romantic poetry and shows why it continues to hold such a vital and indispensable place in the history of English literature. Breaking free from the boundaries of the traditionally-studied authors, the collection takes a revitalized approach to the field and brings together some of the most exciting work being done at the present time Emphasizes poetic form and technique rather than a biographical approach Features essays on production and distribution and the different schools and movements of Romantic Poetry Introduces contemporary contexts and perspectives, as well as the issues and debates that continue to drive scholarship in the field Presents the most comprehensive and compelling collection of essays on British Romantic poetry currently available

A Companion To Medieval English Literature and Culture C.1350 - C.1500

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405195525

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 688

View: 2036

Challenges students to think beyond a narrowly defined canon and conventional disciplinary boundaries. Includes close readings of frequently studied texts, including texts by Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain poet, and Hoccleve.

A Companion to American Art

Author: John Davis,Jennifer A. Greenhill,Jason D. LaFountain

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118542495

Category: Art

Page: 680

View: 1452

A Companion to American Art presents 35newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars that explore themethodology, historiography, and current state of the field ofAmerican art history. Features contributions from a balance of established andemerging scholars, art and architectural historians, and otherspecialists Includes several paired essays to emphasize dialogue and debatebetween scholars on important contemporary issues in American arthistory Examines topics such as the methodological stakes in thewriting of American art history, changing ideas about whatconstitutes “Americanness,” and the relationship of artto public culture Offers a fascinating portrait of the evolution and currentstate of the field of American art history and suggests futuredirections of scholarship

A Companion to Folklore

Author: Regina F. Bendix,Galit Hasan-Rokem

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444354388

Category: Social Science

Page: 696

View: 9076

A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: N.A

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