A Companion to the History of the English Language

  • Publish Date: 2011-05-06
  • Binding: Paperback
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A Companion to the History of the English Language addresses the linguistic, cultural, social, and literary approaches to language study. The first text to offer a complete survey of the field, this volume provides the most up-to-date insights of leading international scholars.

  • An accessible reference to the history of the English language
  • Comprises more than sixty essays written by leading international scholars
  • Aids literature students in incorporating language study into their work
  • Includes an historical survey of the English language, from its Germanic and Indo- European beginnings to modern British and American English
  • Enriched with maps, diagrams, and illustrations from historical publications
  • Introduces the latest scholarship in the field