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A Biography of the English Language - 3e by C. M. Millward, Mary Hayes

By C. M. Millward, Mary Hayes

The 3rd version of A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE maintains to envision the constitution of English, from its Indo-European pre-history, during the invasions that formed previous and center English, via its audio system' unsleeping efforts to police it within the Early smooth interval, via its present-day variations happen in city slang and text-messaging. The textbook explores 3 vital matters: how languages and language switch are systematic; how the interior background of a language is profoundly stricken by its outer heritage of political and culural occasions; and the way the English of the earlier has in every single place left its strains on present-day English. through uncovering the language's prior, possible greater use it to speak in addition to speculate approximately its destiny use in ever-changing globalized media.

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Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. 24 CHAPTER 2 (3) from an articulatory point of view, or how the sounds are produced by the speech organs. For the purposes of studying the history of English, we will use the articulatory approach. It is relatively easy for people to see and feel what is going on in their mouths as they produce speech sounds.

All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. 22 CHAPTER 1 Hoenigswald, Henry M. Language Change and Linguistic Reconstruction.

On the morphological level, the verb wear, a weak (regular) verb in OE, has become a strong (irregular) verb in modern English, despite the fact that the trend has been overwhelmingly in the opposite direction. This change can be explained by the rhyme analogy of wear with strong verbs like bear, tear, and swear and also, perhaps, by the semantic association of wear and tear. Still other changes fall on the borderline between internal and external. British English still uses stone as a unit of weight for human beings and large animals, although the weight of other commodities is normally expressed in pounds.

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