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T Kohnen
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This book is written for students of English who are interested in the history of the language and would like to read an accessible but also comprehensive and reasonably detailed introduction. Apart from basic information about language change and the Indo-European background of English, it gives an outline of the major periods of the language (Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English and Late Modern English), with a brief examination of the perspectives of present-day English. Each period chapter provides information about the socio-historical background, the core areas of linguistic structure, discourse, speech acts and genres, and concludes with study questions and exercises.

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ISBN13 (SKU) 9783631560044
Title Introduction to the History of English
Author T Kohnen
Edition 2014
Publisher Peter Lang
Publication Date 2014
Country of Publication Switzerland
Publishing Status -
Format Type Physical
Number of Pages 207
Institutions Varsity College
Course Codes ENED018,ENED6122
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