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Title:
Historical linguistics
Author:
Schendl, Herbert.
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Publication Information:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xi, 130 pages ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780194372381
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This book provides an accessible introduction to anyone interested in the history of the English language. It outlines the major issues and terminology used in the field of Historical Linguistics, a required part of most university-level language and linguistics courses, and creates an openinginto the field for the new reader.


Author Notes

Professor Henry Widdowson is Emeritus Professor of Education, University of London, and has also been Professor of Applied Linguistics at Essex University and Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vienna.