Title The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the English Language
Book Condition New
Edition Second Edition
Size 276 x 219 Mm
Publisher Cambridge, UK Cambridge University Press 2003
0521530334 / 9780521530330
Seller ID 028826
• The most successful general book on the English language (its past, present and future) • Packed with colour illustrations, maps, tables and graphics • Difficult concepts explained in a simple and accessible way Contents Prefaces; 1. Modelling English; Part I. The History of English: 2. The origins of English; 3. Old English; 4. Middle English; 5. Early Modern English; 6. Modern English; 7. World English; Part II. English Vocabulary: 8. The nature of the lexicon; 9. The sources of the lexicon; 10. Etymology; 11. The structure of the lexicon; 12. Lexical dimensions; Part III. English Grammar: 13. Grammatical mythology; 14. The structure of words; 15. Word classes; 16. The structure of sentences; Part IV. Spoken and Written English: 17. The sound system; 18. The writing system; Part V. Using English: 19. Varieties of discourse; 20. Regional variation; 21. Social variation; 22. Personal variation; 23. Electronic variation; Part VI. Learning about English: 24. Learning English as a mother tongue; 25. New ways of studying English; Appendices; Indexes. Printed Pages: 506 with 85 line diagrams, 104 half-tones, 27 tables, 7 graphs, and 53 maps.