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Product Description: Illustrating the compelling history of how the relatively obscure dialects spoken by tribes from what are now Denmark, the Low Countries, and northern Germany became the most widely spoken language in the world, this book also explores how that language evolved during the last two millennia...read more

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9781843178835 | Michael O''Mara Books, April 1, 2013, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The Story of English illustrates the compelling history of how the relatively obscure dialects spoken by tribes from what are now Denmark, the Low Countries and northern Germany, became the most widely spoken language in the world, and of how that language evolved during the last two millennia.

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9781782435143 | Michael O''Mara Books, September 28, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Illustrating the compelling history of how the relatively obscure dialects spoken by tribes from what are now Denmark, the Low Countries, and northern Germany became the most widely spoken language in the world, this book also explores how that language evolved during the last two millennia.

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Product Description: In this book Elizabeth Closs Traugott and Graeme Trousdale develop an approach to language change based on construction grammar. Construction grammar is a theory of signs construed at the level of the phrase, clause, and complex sentence...read more

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9780199679898 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 7, 2014, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: In this book Elizabeth Closs Traugott and Graeme Trousdale develop an approach to language change based on construction grammar.

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9780198783541 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 14, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: In this book Elizabeth Closs Traugott and Graeme Trousdale develop an approach to language change based on construction grammar.

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Product Description: The availability of large electronic corpora has caused major shifts in linguistic research, including the ability to analyze much more data than ever before, and to perform micro-analyses of linguistic structures across languages...read more

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9780199922765 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 10, 2012, cover price $195.00 | About this edition: The availability of large electronic corpora has caused major shifts in linguistic research, including the ability to analyze much more data than ever before, and to perform micro-analyses of linguistic structures across languages.

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9780190627881 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, August 1, 2016), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: The availability of large electronic corpora has caused major shifts in linguistic research, including the ability to analyze much more data than ever before, and to perform micro-analyses of linguistic structures across languages.

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Product Description: The History of Early English provides an accessible and student-friendly introduction to the history of the English language from its beginnings until the end of the Early Modern English period. Taking an activity-based approach, this text ensures that students learn by engaging with the fascinating evolution of this language rather than simply reading about it...read more

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9781138795464 | Routledge, July 7, 2016, cover price $135.00 | About this edition: The History of Early English provides an accessible and student-friendly introduction to the history of the English language from its beginnings until the end of the Early Modern English period.

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9781138795457 | Routledge, July 7, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The History of Early English provides an accessible and student-friendly introduction to the history of the English language from its beginnings until the end of the Early Modern English period.

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Product Description: What is English? Can we be as certain as we usually are when we say something is not English? To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it...read more

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9780199601257 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 15, 2013, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: What is English?

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9780198736677 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, May 3, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: What is English?

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Product Description: Over the past 300 years, attempts have been made to prescribe how we should and should not use the English language. The efforts have been institutionalized in places such as usage guides, dictionaries, and school curricula. Such authorities have aspired to 'fix' the language, sometimes by keeping English exactly where it is, but also by trying to improve the current state of the language...read more

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9781107020757 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 8, 2014, cover price $89.99 | About this edition: Over the past 300 years, attempts have been made to prescribe how we should and should not use the English language.

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9781316604885 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 28, 2016, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Over the past 300 years, attempts have been made to prescribe how we should and should not use the English language.

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Product Description: Literary Nonfiction. To some extent, everyone plays with language and uses it as a form of recreation as well as a means of communication. Recognizing that the creation of true wit is a subjective endeavor, Richler suggests that the commission of language wit occurs not only wittingly, but also unwittingly and sometimes even half-wittedly...read more

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9781553804529 | Ronsdale Pr, April 30, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Literary Nonfiction.

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Product Description: Recent developments in contact linguistics suggest considerable overlap of branches such as historical linguistics, variationist sociolinguistics, pidgin/creole linguistics, language acquisition, etc. This book highlights the complexity of contact-induced language change throughout the history of English by bringing together cutting-edge research from these fields...read more
By Marianne Hundt (editor)

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9781107001961 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 11, 2013, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: Recent developments in contact linguistics suggest considerable overlap of branches such as historical linguistics, variationist sociolinguistics, pidgin/creole linguistics, language acquisition, etc.

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9781107558564 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, October 1, 2015), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: Recent developments in contact linguistics suggest considerable overlap of branches such as historical linguistics, variationist sociolinguistics, pidgin/creole linguistics, language acquisition, etc.

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Product Description: Routledge Language Workbooks provide absolute beginners with practical introductions to core areas of language study. Books in the series provide comprehensive coverage of the area as well as a basis for further investigation. Each Language Workbook guides the reader through the subject using ‘hands-on’ language analysis, equipping them with the basic analytical skills needed to handle a wide range of data...read more

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9781138891746 | 3 edition (Routledge, August 21, 2015), cover price $115.00 | About this edition: Routledge Language Workbooks provide absolute beginners with practical introductions to core areas of language study.
9780415341837 | 2 edition (Routledge, September 30, 2005), cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Whilst maintaining the accessibility for the beginner, the level of this second edition has been raised by the addition of much more detail, a greater focus on theories and controversies, and a clearer route to key works in the field.

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9781138891753 | 3 edition (Routledge, August 17, 2015), cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Routledge Language Workbooks provide absolute beginners with practical introductions to core areas of language study.
9780415341844 | 2 edition (Routledge, September 30, 2005), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Whilst maintaining the accessibility for the beginner, the level of this second edition has been raised by the addition of much more detail, a greater focus on theories and controversies, and a clearer route to key works in the field.
9780415145916 | Routledge, August 1, 1997, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: History of English: * covers the development of the English language from the 5th century to the present day* contains a `mini-corpus' of texts, used for exercises and to illustrate points raised in the commentary* introduces key linguistic concepts* provides `discussion points' to generate debate* involves readers in collecting and analysing their own data

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9780203133835 | Routledge, January 4, 2002, cover price $23.95

Presents a history of the English language, beginning with the Old English of the seventh century, through the Great Vowel Shift between the time of Chaucer and Shakespeare, and the later full emergence of modern English.

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9780231137942 | Columbia Univ Pr, April 9, 2007, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Presents a history of the English language, beginning with the Old English of the seventh century, through the Great Vowel Shift between the time of Chaucer and Shakespeare, and the later full emergence of modern English.

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9780231174473 | 2 rev exp edition (Columbia Univ Pr, August 25, 2015), cover price $18.95

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Product Description: Wordsmiths and Warriors explores the heritage of English through the places in Britain that shaped it. It unites the warriors, whose invasions transformed the language, with the poets, scholars, reformers, and others who helped create its character...read more

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9780199668120, titled "Wordsmiths & Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain" | Oxford Univ Pr, December 1, 2013, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Who formed and shaped the English language?

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9780198729136, titled "Wordsmiths & Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain" | Oxford Univ Pr, May 1, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Wordsmiths and Warriors explores the heritage of English through the places in Britain that shaped it.

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Product Description: English has long been suspected to be a vowel-shifting language. This hypothesis, often only adumbrated in previous work, is closely investigated in this book. Framed within a novel framework combining evolutionary linguistics and Optimality Theory, the account proposed here argues that the replacement of duration by quality as the primary cue to signaling vowel oppositions has resulted in the 'shiftiness' of many post-medieval English varieties...read more

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9783110369502 | Mouton De Gruyter, February 26, 2015, cover price $154.00 | About this edition: English has long been suspected to be a vowel-shifting language.

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9780449132937, titled "Dress Her in Indigo" | Reissue edition (Gold Medal, February 1, 1995), cover price $5.99 | also contains Dress Her in Indigo | About this edition: "To diggers a thousand years from now.

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Product Description: Did you know that the English language has over 150 words for the adjective 'drunk' developed over 1,000 years? Be prepared to learn words you have never heard before, find out fascinating facts behind everyday words, and be surprised at how lively and varied the English language can be...read more

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9780199680474 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 15, 2014, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Did you know that the English language has over 150 words for the adjective 'drunk' developed over 1,000 years?

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Product Description: The relationships among data, evidence, and methodology in English historical linguistics are perennially vexed. This volume which ranges chronologically from Old to Present-Day English and from manuscripts to corpora challenges a wide variety of assumptions and practices and illustrates how diverse methods and approaches construct evidence for historical linguistic arguments from an increasingly large and diverse body of linguistic data...read more
By Michael Adams (editor), Laurel J. Brinton (editor) and R. D. Fulk (editor)

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9783110345919 | Mouton De Gruyter, January 1, 2015, cover price $154.00 | About this edition: The relationships among data, evidence, and methodology in English historical linguistics are perennially vexed.

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Product Description: Is historical linguistics different in principle from other linguistic research? This book addresses problems encountered in gathering and analysing data from early English, including the incomplete nature of the evidence and the dangers of misinterpretation or over-interpretation...read more
By Emma Moore (editor)

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9780521112468 | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 31, 2012, cover price $103.00 | About this edition: Is historical linguistics different in principle from other linguistic research?

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9781107681415 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 17, 2014, cover price $44.99 | About this edition: Is historical linguistics different in principle from other linguistic research?

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Product Description: The English language in its complex shapes and forms changes fast. This thoroughly revised edition has been refreshed with current examples of change and has been updated regarding archeological research. Most suggestions brought up by users and reviewers have been incorporated, for instance, a family tree for Germanic has been added, Celtic influence is highlighted much more, there is more on the origin of Chancery English, and internal and external change are discussed in much greater detail...read more

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9789027212085 | Revised edition (John Benjamins Pub Co, April 3, 2014), cover price $149.00 | About this edition: The English language in its complex shapes and forms changes fast.
9780415661294, titled "History of the English Language" | Routledge, February 19, 2014, cover price $1485.00 | About this edition: A new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Linguistics series, History of the English Language is a four-volume collection covering the main linguistic issues in the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics of the history of English.
9789027232366 | John Benjamins Pub Co, August 30, 2006, cover price $165.00 | About this edition: THIS INFORMATION REFERS TO AN OLD EDITION.

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9789027212092 | Revised edition (John Benjamins Pub Co, April 3, 2014), cover price $49.95 | About this edition: The English language in its complex shapes and forms changes fast.
9789027232373 | John Benjamins Pub Co, August 30, 2006, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: THIS INFORMATION REFERS TO AN OLD EDITION.

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Product Description: This book is written for students of English who are interested in the history of the language and would like to read an accessible but also comprehensive and reasonably detailed introduction. Apart from basic information about language change and the Indo-European background of English, it gives an outline of the major periods of the language (Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English and Late Modern English), with a brief examination of the perspectives of present-day English...read more

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9783631560044 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, March 19, 2014, cover price $30.95 | About this edition: This book is written for students of English who are interested in the history of the language and would like to read an accessible but also comprehensive and reasonably detailed introduction.

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Product Description: English is now a global phenomenon no longer defined by fixed territorial, cultural and social functions. The Routledge Companion to English Studies provides an authoritative overview of the subject area. Taking into account the changing conceptualisations of English, this Companion considers both historical trajectories and contemporary perspectives whilst also showcasing the state-of-the-art contributions made by the established scholars of the field...read more
By Constant Leung (editor) and Brian V. Street (editor)

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9780415676182 | Routledge, March 4, 2014, cover price $240.00 | About this edition: English is now a global phenomenon no longer defined by fixed territorial, cultural and social functions.

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Product Description: Uncovering the meaning of individual words or entire texts is a complex process that needs to take into consideration the multiple interactions of linguistic organization including orthography, morphology, syntax and, ultimately, pragmatics...read more
By Nicole Studer-joho (editor)

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9789027206152 | John Benjamins Pub Co, December 18, 2013, cover price $149.00 | About this edition: Uncovering the meaning of individual words or entire texts is a complex process that needs to take into consideration the multiple interactions of linguistic organization including orthography, morphology, syntax and, ultimately, pragmatics.

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Product Description: This book presents new research results in English historical linguistics. Section I deals with sounds and spellings, e.g. the role of writing in language change, Pre-Old English sound changes and their reflection in runic inscriptions – plus the first complete list of OE runic inscriptions – and with velar fricatives in Middle English...read more
By Gaby Waxenberger (editor)

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9783631642238 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, November 14, 2013, cover price $85.95 | About this edition: This book presents new research results in English historical linguistics.

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Product Description: A joyous ride through time, where readers can criss-cross the British Isles and the world at large to land in 100 contrasting places and light on 100 wonderful topics that bring the extraordinary story of the English language aliveAny selection of places is inevitably personal...read more
By David Crystal (foreword by)

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9780709095705 | Robert Hale Ltd, October 1, 2013, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: A joyous ride through time, where readers can criss-cross the British Isles and the world at large to land in 100 contrasting places and light on 100 wonderful topics that bring the extraordinary story of the English language aliveAny selection of places is inevitably personal.

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Product Description: Providing an ideal introduction to historical pragmatics, this guide gives students a solid grounding in historical pragmatics and teaches the methodology needed to analyse language in social, cultural and historical contexts. Using a number of case studies including politeness, news discourse, and scientific discourse, this book provides new insights into the analysis of discourse markers, interjections, terms of address and speech acts...read more

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9780748644698 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, August 30, 2013, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Providing an ideal introduction to historical pragmatics, this guide gives students a solid grounding in historical pragmatics and teaches the methodology needed to analyse language in social, cultural and historical contexts.

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9780748644681 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, August 30, 2013, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Providing an ideal introduction to historical pragmatics, this guide gives students a solid grounding in historical pragmatics and teaches the methodology needed to analyse language in social, cultural and historical contexts.

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Product Description: While there have been many books on the history of globalization to date, most have stressed economics and politics. Cultural globalization, of which the emergence of English as the world's first global language is a prime example, has been comparatively neglected...read more

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9781137303059 | Palgrave Macmillan, March 20, 2013, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: While there have been many books on the history of globalization to date, most have stressed economics and politics.

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9781137303066 | Palgrave Macmillan, March 20, 2013, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: While there have been many books on the history of globalization to date, most have stressed economics and politics.

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Product Description: The volume, inspired by Professor Welna’s life-long studies in historical linguistics, brings together scholars researching topics in various fields of the history of the English language. Nine chapters devoted to different linguistic disciplines gather articles covering sound and spelling changes, historical word-formation processes, selected semantic domains, and manuscript variants...read more
By Anna Wojtys (editor)

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9783631633847 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, November 8, 2012, cover price $85.95 | About this edition: The volume, inspired by Professor Welna’s life-long studies in historical linguistics, brings together scholars researching topics in various fields of the history of the English language.

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Product Description: "Exemplary...Hitchings has created a fascinating, wholly readable, and gratifyingly informative book."---Financial Times (London) The English language is a battlefield. Since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter; often they've had more to do with morality, politics, and the values of the age than with language itself...read more

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9780374183295 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, October 25, 2011, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: The English language is a battlefield.

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9781250013941 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, October 30, 2012), cover price $20.00 | About this edition: "Exemplary.

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