A History of the English Language: Revised edition. Front Cover · Elly van Gelderen. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Apr 3, – Language Arts. This introductory textbook into the history of the English language is divided into ten chapters. The first three are an introduction to some of the general linguistic. : A History of the English Language (): Elly van Gelderen: Books.

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Not only does it present the traditional morphological descriptions of the various stages of the language, it provides many example sentences, Not only does it present the traditional morphological descriptions of the various stages of the language, it provides many example sentences, texts, and cartoons that are analyzed for the benefit of the student and which make this book ideal for class use. Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Volume 66 Issue Jahresband Janpp.

A delightful textbook in every way. Journal of English Linguistics It would be a great pity if any potential readers were put off and irritated by some of the weaknesses and lapses in the first chapters, and by the occasional strange formulations to be found elsewhere dotted in the text. 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.


While it may be countered that this book is not intended as an introduction to the notion of standard English, such throwaway definitions, I feel, perhaps do more harm than good. Volume 75 Issue Jahresband Janpp.

Volume 14 Issue s1 Janpp. Tables and figures complement the material covered and exercises review s main points as well as ask further, more challenging, questions.

A History of the English Language

Elizabeth’s translation of Boethius compared to others; Appendix B. His research revolves around the syntax and morphology of non-standard English, usually, though not exclusively, from a diachronic perspective.

Complementary web site information is provided throughout el,y book, and a companion web site accompanies the book. Volume 36 Issue Jahresband Janpp. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

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My audience remains undergraduates and beginning graduates. The reason for this is that the author of this review feels that such comments are necessary, but that they must not detract from the laudative comments to be made further on, and with which it would be preferable to finish the review.


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Texts and spelling; 2. Early Modern English morphology; 4.

Diagrams, tables, and figures which add to the learning process. This has led to occasional lapses in formulation and an impression that some parts of the work were done in a somewhat rushed manner. Please note that it may not be complete. AbernethyFiona GratrixJames F. The book is well written and surprisingly accessible to the reader, and the author does a fine job of presenting the complexities of the subject in a student-friendly way. Middle English syntax; 5.

The first is that the author explicitly states on page x of the preface that this study of the history of English will not take sociolinguistic aspects into account.

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