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A Biography of the English Language

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A Biography of the English Language by C.M. Millward
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The third edition of A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE continues to examine the structure of language. The textbook discusses three important issues: languages and language change are systematic; the inner history of a language is profoundly affected by its outer history of political and culural events; and the English of the past has everywhere left its traces on present-day English. By uncovering the language's past, one can better communicate with it.

Author Biography

PHD in linguistics and English from Brown University; taught at U of Edinburgh, Univerisite Paul Valery in Monpelllier, France, and at Huazhon U of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China; recipient of many awards including a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, a Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, and a Humanities Foundation grant. She was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh and was a member of many professional organizations. Ph.D. from Univ of Iowa; now Director of Medieval Studies at the University of Mississippi.
Release date Australia
December 17th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
3rd edition
Imprint
Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
Pages
496
Dimensions
168x240x24
ISBN-13
9780495906414
Product ID
3946090

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