A History of the English Language


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Preface 1. English Present and Future 2. The Indo- European Family of Languages 3. Old English 4. Foreign Influences on Old English 5. The Norman Conquest and the Subjection of English, 1066–1200 6. The Reestablishment of English, 1200–1500 7. Middle English 8. The Renaissance, 1500–1650 9. The Appeal to Authority, 1650–1800 10. The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 11. The English Language in America 12. The Twenty-first Century Appendix A: Specimens of the Middle English Dialects Appendix B: English Spelling

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Albert C. Baugh was Schelling Memorial Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, USA

Thomas Cable is Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin, USA


"This classic has beeen thoroughly revised and updated. It has expanded its coverage of the history of English, and incorporates topics of new fields of research. The sixth edition will serve its readers well."- Peter Erdmann, Technische University, Berlin, Germany

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