A Biography of the English Language (Hardcover) by Hayes Mary (University Of Mississippi) Millward C.M. (Boston University)
|Brand||Cengage Learning Inc|
|Author||Mary (University of Mississippi) Hayes C.M. (Boston University) Millward|
|Number of Pages||496 pages|
|Publisher / Label||Cengage Learning Inc|
|Size||24.10 cm x 2.40 cm x 2.40 cm|
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 cultural 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.