The English Language A Very Short Introduction

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The English Language

Author : Simon Horobin
ISBN : 9780198709251
Genre : LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
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First published in hardback as How English became English, 2016.
Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
The English Language
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Simon Horobin
Categories: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

First published in hardback as How English became English, 2016.
Languages: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 135
Authors: Stephen R. Anderson
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

How many languages are there? Are new languages still being discovered? Why are so many languages disappearing? In this Very Short Introduction, eminent linguist Stephen Anderson addresses such questions as he illuminates the science behind languages. Considering a wide range of different languages and linguistic examples, Anderson provides the basic
English Literature: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 179
Authors: Jonathan Bate
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-07 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

English Literature: A Very Short Introduction discusses why literature matters, how narrative works, and what is distinctly English about English literature. Jonathan Bate considers how we determine the content of the field, and looks at the three major kinds of imaginative literature - English poetry, English drama and The English
Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 140
Authors: Lynda Mugglestone
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-18 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Dictionaries are far more than works which list the words and meanings of a language. In this Very Short Introduction Lynda Mugglestone takes a look at how dictionaries are made, considering how they reflect the dominant social and cultural assumptions of the time in which they were written.
Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: P. H. Matthews
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-04-24 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

Linguistics falls in the gap between arts and science, on the edges of which the most fascinating discoveries and the most important problems are found. Rather than following the conventional organization of many contemporary introductions to the subject, the author of this stimulating guide begins his discussion with the oldest,