The Oxford History of English: Revised

Paperback | November 28, 2012

EditorLynda Mugglestone

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Lynda Mugglestone's hugely popular The Oxford History of English is now updated and entirely reset in a new edition featuring David Crystal's new take on the future of English in the wider world. In accounts made vivid with examples from a vast range of documentary evidence that includes letters, diaries, and private records, fifteen scholars trace the history of English from its ancient Indo-European origins to the present. They cover the language's versions, written and spoken, revel inits rich variety over fifteen centuries, and chart its varied progress nationally, regionally, and throughout the world. With scholarship at once impeccable and approachable, the authors describe and explain the constantly changing sounds, words, meanings, and grammar of English. This is a book foreveryone interested in the language, present and past.

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Lynda Mugglestone's hugely popular The Oxford History of English is now updated and entirely reset in a new edition featuring David Crystal's new take on the future of English in the wider world. In accounts made vivid with examples from a vast range of documentary evidence that includes letters, diaries, and private records, fifteen ...

Lynda Mugglestone is Professor of History of English at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor in English at Pembroke College. Recent books include Dictionaries. A Very Short Introduction and, edited with Freya Johnston, Johnson's Pendulum, both published by Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.07 inPublished:November 28, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199660166

ISBN - 13:9780199660162

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Table of Contents

Lynda Mugglestone: Introduction: A History of the English Language1. Terry Hoad: Preliminaries: before English2. Susan Irvine: Beginnings and Transitions: Old English3. Matthew Townend: Contacts and Conflicts: Latin, Norse, and French4. Marilyn Corrie: Middle English - dialects and diversity5. Jeremy Smith: From Middle to Early Modern English6. April McMahon: Restructuring Renaissance English7. Terrtu Nevalainen: Mapping Change in Tudor English8. Paula Blank: The Babel of Renaissance English9. Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade: Speakers and Writers of Eighteenth-century English10. Lynda Mugglestone: English in the Nineteenth Century11. Clive Upton: Modern Regional English in the British Isles12. Richard W. Bailey: English Among the Languages13. Tom McArthur: English World-wide in the Twentieth Century14. David Crystal: Into the Twenty-first CenturyTImelineTable of Phonetic EquivalentsGlossaryReferencesContributorsAcknowledgementsIndex

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"...this is an appealing volume... For those who wish to carry on after the first term or textbook...and those who are interested in getting a guided exposure to authentic text samples or in looking a little behind the scenes of scholarly argumentation, this is the work of choice." --English World-Wide, 29:1 2008