The Resource A History of the English Language, Elly van Gelderen, Arizona State University, (electronic resource/)

A History of the English Language, Elly van Gelderen, Arizona State University, (electronic resource/)

Label
A History of the English Language
Title
A History of the English Language
Statement of responsibility
Elly van Gelderen, Arizona State University
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The English language in its complex shapes and forms changes fast. This thoroughly revised edition has been refreshed with current examples of change and has been updated regarding archeological research. 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. The philosophy of the revised book remains the same with an emphasis on the linguis
Dewey number
420.9
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1075
LC item number
.G453 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A History of the English Language, Elly van Gelderen, Arizona State University, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=722808
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A History of the English Language; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Preface to the first edition (2006); Preface to the revised edition; Notes to the user and abbreviations; List of tables; List of figures; 1 The English language; 1. The origins and history of English; 2. Modern English compared to earlier English and other languages; 3. External and internal change; 4. Conclusion; Keywords; Topics for class discussion and exercises; 2. English spelling, sounds, and grammar; 1. English spelling; 2. Why English spelling is irregular; 3. The phonetic alphabet
  • 4. Phonetics and sound change5. Some grammatical terminology; 6. Conclusion; Keywords; Exercises; 3. Before Old English; 1. Origins of language; 2. Earliest writings; 3. Indo-European to Germanic: Sound changes; 4. Indo-European to Germanic: Changes in morphology and syntax; 5. Reconstruction methods; 6. Politics and reconstruction; 7. Conclusion; Keywords; Exercises; 4. Old English: 450-1150; 1. Sources and spelling; 2. Old English sounds; 3. Old English grammar; 4. Old English morphology; 5. Old English syntax; 6. The Old English lexicon; 7. Old English dialects; 8. Conclusion; Keywords
  • ExercisesAppendix A. Anglo Saxon Chronicle -- Peterborough version; Appendix B. Two versions of Caedmons Hymn; Appendix C. Orosius; Appendix D. Riddles; Appendix E. Wulf and Eadwacer; Appendix F. The Wanderer; 5. From Old to Middle English; 1. Celtic loans; 2. Latin loans; 3. Scandinavian influence; 4. French influence; 5. Other languages; 6. The result: A lexicon of multiple origins; 7. Implications for the status of Middle English; 8. Conclusion; Key concepts; Exercises and review questions; 6. Middle English: 1150-1500; 1. Texts and spelling; 2. Middle English sounds
  • 3. Middle English morphology4. Middle English syntax; 5. Middle English word formation; 6. Middle English dialects; 7. Conclusion; Keywords; Exercises; Appendix A. Layamon; Appendix B. Piers Plowman; Appendix C. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Appendix D. Chaucer; Appendix E. Anonymous lyrics; Appendix F. Paston Letters; 7. Early Modern English: 1500-1700; 1. Printing, literacy, and texts; 2. Early Modern English spelling and sounds; 3. Early Modern English morphology; 4. Early Modern English syntax; 5. The Early Modern English lexicon; 6. Attitudes towards a standard
  • 7. Regional and register varieties8. Editorial and authorship issues; 9. Conclusion; Keywords and terms; Exercises; Appendix A. Elizabeths translation of Boethius compared to others; Appendix B. Shakespeares The Tempest; Appendix C. Alexander Hume on orthography; Appendix D. Dorothy Osbornes letters; Appendix E. Isaac Newton on optics; 8. Modern English: 1700-the present; 1. External history and sources; 2. Modern English spelling and sounds; 3. Modern English morphology; 4. Modern English syntax; 5. The Modern English lexicon; 6. Attitudes towards linguistic differences
Control code
ocn874029241
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unknown
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
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Sound
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Specific material designation
remote
Label
A History of the English Language, Elly van Gelderen, Arizona State University, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=722808
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A History of the English Language; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Preface to the first edition (2006); Preface to the revised edition; Notes to the user and abbreviations; List of tables; List of figures; 1 The English language; 1. The origins and history of English; 2. Modern English compared to earlier English and other languages; 3. External and internal change; 4. Conclusion; Keywords; Topics for class discussion and exercises; 2. English spelling, sounds, and grammar; 1. English spelling; 2. Why English spelling is irregular; 3. The phonetic alphabet
  • 4. Phonetics and sound change5. Some grammatical terminology; 6. Conclusion; Keywords; Exercises; 3. Before Old English; 1. Origins of language; 2. Earliest writings; 3. Indo-European to Germanic: Sound changes; 4. Indo-European to Germanic: Changes in morphology and syntax; 5. Reconstruction methods; 6. Politics and reconstruction; 7. Conclusion; Keywords; Exercises; 4. Old English: 450-1150; 1. Sources and spelling; 2. Old English sounds; 3. Old English grammar; 4. Old English morphology; 5. Old English syntax; 6. The Old English lexicon; 7. Old English dialects; 8. Conclusion; Keywords
  • ExercisesAppendix A. Anglo Saxon Chronicle -- Peterborough version; Appendix B. Two versions of Caedmons Hymn; Appendix C. Orosius; Appendix D. Riddles; Appendix E. Wulf and Eadwacer; Appendix F. The Wanderer; 5. From Old to Middle English; 1. Celtic loans; 2. Latin loans; 3. Scandinavian influence; 4. French influence; 5. Other languages; 6. The result: A lexicon of multiple origins; 7. Implications for the status of Middle English; 8. Conclusion; Key concepts; Exercises and review questions; 6. Middle English: 1150-1500; 1. Texts and spelling; 2. Middle English sounds
  • 3. Middle English morphology4. Middle English syntax; 5. Middle English word formation; 6. Middle English dialects; 7. Conclusion; Keywords; Exercises; Appendix A. Layamon; Appendix B. Piers Plowman; Appendix C. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Appendix D. Chaucer; Appendix E. Anonymous lyrics; Appendix F. Paston Letters; 7. Early Modern English: 1500-1700; 1. Printing, literacy, and texts; 2. Early Modern English spelling and sounds; 3. Early Modern English morphology; 4. Early Modern English syntax; 5. The Early Modern English lexicon; 6. Attitudes towards a standard
  • 7. Regional and register varieties8. Editorial and authorship issues; 9. Conclusion; Keywords and terms; Exercises; Appendix A. Elizabeths translation of Boethius compared to others; Appendix B. Shakespeares The Tempest; Appendix C. Alexander Hume on orthography; Appendix D. Dorothy Osbornes letters; Appendix E. Isaac Newton on optics; 8. Modern English: 1700-the present; 1. External history and sources; 2. Modern English spelling and sounds; 3. Modern English morphology; 4. Modern English syntax; 5. The Modern English lexicon; 6. Attitudes towards linguistic differences
Control code
ocn874029241
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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