Omniglot book store The English language: its origins, history and usage. The Story of English an informal and irreverant history of the English language in the USA. an examination of the developments in English's linguistic history. The book investigates where various English words originated and the author shows that words can English language, member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the IndoEuropean family of languages (see Germanic languages). Spoken by about 470 million people throughout the world, English is the official language of about 45 nations.
A History of the English Language by Albert C Baugh This book just goes on and on. I used its second (1957) edition when I was an undergraduate and was fascinated by Books shelved as Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus by Barbara Ann Kipfer, The Oxford Paperback Thesaurus by Maurice Waite, Roget Brain Pickings has a free Sunday digest of the week's most interesting and inspiring articles across art, science, philosophy, creativity, children's books, and other The history and development of English, from the earliest known writings to its status today as a dominant world language, is a subject of major importance to linguists and historians.
The book is scholarly and academic, and not suitable for readers with only a casual interest in the history of the English language.
Anyone studying the history of the English language for the first time should consider looking at more basic, introductory publications before trying this book. The book focuses on English grammar and how English evolved when speakers of different languages came together. McWhorter is a professor at Columbia University, political commentator, and linguist.
2 The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language by Melvyn Bragg The best nonfiction books are often the most accessible, at least if youre a keen amateur or enthusiast rather than a specialist. From language trivia books to overviews and histories of the English language, there are many informative and engaging books about words and language out there, so The history and development of English, from the earliest known writings to its status today as a dominant world language, is a subject of major importance to linguists and historians.
" A History of the English Language" is also a bit dated, but really, not much has changed in terms of the development of the language in recent decades. And really what you're reading this book is the history of English, which goes back to the 5th century AD or so.
The Timeline History of the English Language is a book which orients the reader. With its many timeline charts, maps and illustrations, the reader can run through every significant event and phase of the English language.
This exceptionally clear text focuses on internal changes in the English language. It outlines the history of English from preOld English times to the present.