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. Written in a clear and simple style, with all technical concepts fully explained, Language Workbooks can be used for independent study or as part of a taught class.
History of English:
covers the development of the English language from the fifth 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.
The second edition has been revised and updated throughout and contains an Indo-European Family Tree, a new Internet resource section and an updated further reading section, to help readers take their study further.