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A Biography of the English Language

 
 
 
 
A Biography of the English Language
Author: C.M. Millward
ISBN 13: 9780155016453
ISBN 10: 155016458
Edition: 2
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication Date: 1996-01-02
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 464
List Price: $254.95
 
 

The third 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.