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The History of English: An Introduction Hardcover – 1 Nov 2018

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ISBN-13: 978-1138501089 ISBN-10: 1138501085 Edition: 2nd

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  • Hardcover: 506 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (1 November 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1138501085
  • ISBN-13: 978-1138501089
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 24.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.3 Kg
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"This updated edition contains a wealth of new material and is thus a veritable treasure trove documenting the history and development of the English language. With its global perspective, detailed textual analyses, accessible style and fascinating historical, linguistic and cultural contextualisation, it cannot fail to enthuse and motivate students of the English language and their teachers."

Catherine Watts, University of Brighton, UK

"Stephan Gramley’s book provides a valuable description of the linguistic and sociocultural factors that have influenced the development of English from its origins to its current versions around the world. The variety of examples and material provides students of various academic backgrounds an accessible and thorough source to understand both the development and current state of English."

William J. Crawford, Northern Arizona University, USA

About the Author

Stephan Gramley is Studiendirektor for the Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies at Bielefeld University, Germany.

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