No Words Wasted Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Required Reading | January 16, 2015

    Required Reading: Books That Changed Us



    We tend to think of reading as a cerebral endeavor, but every once in a while, it can spur action. The following books — ranging from... Continue »

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

The Origins and Development of the English Language

The Origins and Development of the English Language Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This text is intended for History of the English Language courses that are generally taken by linguistics and English majors as well as future teachers of English (for whom the course is often required).

Synopsis:

THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE reflects current research and takes a linguistic-analysis approach with a focus on the facts of language rather than on theoretical approaches.

About the Author

John Algeo is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Georgia. He is past president of the American Dialect Society, the Dictionary Society of North America, and the American Name Society. He was an associate editor of the OXFORD COMPANION TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE and editor of Volume 6 of the CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH

Table of Contents

"The book presents difficult material clearly and logically. The narrative sections are clear, and when needed, they are followed by good examples... It?s an excellent book, and I?m completely satisfied with its pedagogy.""I have been using Pyles and Algeo for the last several years primarily because of its coverage of sound in Chapter 2, its coverage of semantics in Chapter 10, and its coverage of derivation in Chapter 11. I like that the book covers some of the basics of linguistics in addition to all the usual historical material."

Product Details

ISBN:
9781428231450
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Subject:
Linguistics
Author:
Pyles, Thomas
Author:
Algeo, John
Author:
Algeo, John (John Algeo)
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
English language -- History.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090202
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
ENGLISH IN NORTH AMERICA. He was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and a Guggenheim Fellow at University College London and is author of the 2006 Cambridge book BRITISH OR AMERICAN ENGLISH? A HANDBOOK OF WORD AND GRAMMAR PATTERNS.
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.50x6.40x.70 in. 1.36 lbs.

Related Subjects

The Origins and Development of the English Language
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 368 pages Wadsworth Publishing Company - English 9781428231450 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE reflects current research and takes a linguistic-analysis approach with a focus on the facts of language rather than on theoretical approaches.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.