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 fieldThe first three essays take up what are considered foundational English works and writers through three historical periods: the Old English tradition of Beowulf, Chaucera#39;s Middle English literary development, and the Early Modern Englishanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Companion to the History of the English Language|
|Author||:||Haruko Momma, Michael Matto|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2009-11-18|