A History of English Words (Heftet)

Serie: Language Library 


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 1999
Antall sider: 448
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Language Library
ISBN/EAN: 9780631188551
Omtale A History of English Words
This book traces the remarkable reconfigurations that English lexis has undergone in the past millennium. The vocabulary is studied as an indicator of social change, a symbol reflecting different social dynamics between speech communities, on models of dominance, cohabitation, colonialism and globalisation. * Comprehensive guide to the evolution of the English vocabulary. * Well known passages from literature are used to illustrate the variety of English words. * Accessible discussion of Latin, Greek, Germanic and Norman--French languages. * Contains original research into the make--up of the current lexical core of English.

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