The English And Their History

Author: Robert Tombs
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101874775
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This book describes their history and its meanings from their beginnings in the monasteries of Northumbria and the wetlands of Wessex to the cosmopolitan energy of today’s England.

Sorry The English And Their Manners

Author: Henry Hitchings
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848546661
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How did manners develop? How do they change? And why do they matter so much to us? In examining our manners, Henry Hitchings delves into the English character and investigates our notions of Englishness.

The English And Their Legacy 900 1200

Author: David Roffe
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 1843837943
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PreFaCe The essays presented in this volume in honour of Ann Williams reflect
the wide interests of a scholar who has changed our understanding of the society
of anglosaxon and anglo-norman england. appropriately enough, ann began her
academic career with a translation and study of the dorset folios of domesday
Book for the Victoria history of the county. in this way she joined a line of
distinguished domesday scholars which stretched back to J. h. round and sir
frank stenton, ...

The Continental Backgrounds Of English And Its Insular Development Until 1154

Author: Hans Frede Nielsen
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027272778
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Quest for a Title Why should anyone bother to write yet another work dealing with
the history of the English language? The task is not only a laborious and time-
consuming one, but there are so many books on this subject that just to find an
appropriate title would create almost insurmountable difficulties. On my
bookshelves at home I have five volumes entitled The English Language that all
focus on English language history, and two of these were compiled by the same
editor.l It would ...

Phrasal Verbs

Author: Stefan Thim
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110257033
Size: 76.29 MB
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The book traces the evolution of the English verb-particle construction (‘phrasal verb’) from Indo-European and Germanic up to the present.

Studying The English Language

Author: Rob Penhallurick
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137036214
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This book is an introduction to the English language, its history, and use. It is also
an introduction to the study of English, to theories and views on English and on
language in general. Many of these views come from modern linguistics, but the
book also draws on classic work in other disciplines, such as semiotics, cognitive
science, anthropology, communication theory, and critical theory. It is in this way
distinctive as an introduction, placing a wealth of information about English in the
 ...

English And Celtic In Contact

Author: Markku Filppula
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134501730
Size: 33.27 MB
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Throughout its recorded history, the English language has been known to have
absorbed linguistic influences of all kinds from other languages, such as Latin,
Scandinavian and French, in particular. Indeed, it is this permeable nature of
English that has often been put forward as a major factor explaining the spread of
English all over the world and its present-day status as a lingua franca. Against
this background, it seems remarkable that there is one group of languages which
—as is ...

The Standard In South African English And Its Social History

Author: Len W. Lanham
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 3872762109
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The upper class in the English cities now includes the Afrikaner industrialist and
the business magnate of Eastern European descent. The former 'British' element
of the mining plutocracy exists only in that its members are still known to one
another and they set the limits to their group of social contacts, and these remain
more or less where they were 70 years ago. Social influence in the English cities
is no longer exercised by those who are obviously English. English identity, in
fact, ...