A revolution in language publishing Superbly illustrated in colour throughout, this is the most comprehensive reference book on the history, structure and worldwide use of English ever written. Clear and accessible, the book abounds with insights into how the language evolved and how it works. All aspects of English are covered: • the history of English • grammar, pronunciation and spelling • spoken and written English • regional and social variations - accents and dialects • new words, jargon, slang and clichés • English in use - in science, law, politics, advertising, the media … • the huge range and creativity of the English vocabulary • language in literature and language in humour • teaching and learning the language • English as a world language • the future of English Photographs, advertisements, cartoons, quotations, newspaper cuttings, poems, anecdotes and examples vividly complement the text throughout, bringing life, surprise and humour to even the most complex topics. No language student or language lover should be without this unique and fascinating book.
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Superbly illustrated in colour throughout, this is the most comprehensive survey of the history, structure and worldwide use of English ever written. Clear and accessible, the book abounds with insights into how the language evolved and how it works. All aspects of English are systematically covered.
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0521401798
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0521401798
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110521401798
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1996. Condizione libro: New. Reprinted. 489 pp. Large format. Colour illustrations & maps. Brown cloth. Title gt spine. Fine in fine dw. Unread. Thick. Heavy volume. Published @ £50.00. Codice libro della libreria 13387
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Cambridge University Press, 1996. Hardback. Cambridge University Press 1996, reprint of the 1995 first edition: hardcover in dust jacket: approximately 8.75 x 11 inches tall: 489 pages including index: illustrated in black and white and colour throughout. Synopsis: A systematic exploration of the history, structure, variety, and range of the English language worldwide. Comprehensive illustration included. Contents as follows: -- Modeling English. Part One: The History of English (The origins of English. Old English. Middle English. Early Modern English. Modern English. World English.) Part Two: English Vocabulary. (The nature of the Lexicon. The sources of the Lexicon. Etymology. The structure of the Lexicon. Lexical dimensions.) Part Three: English Grammar. (Grammatical mythology. The structure of words. Word classes. The structure of sentences.) Part Four: Spoken and Written English ( The sound system. The writing system.) Part Five: Using English. (Varieties of discourse. Regional variation. Social variation. Personal variation.) Part Six: Learning about English. (Learning English as a mother tongue. New ways of studying English.) Appendices: -- 1) Glossary. 2) Special symbols and abbreviations.3) References. 4) Further reading. 5) Index of linguistic items. 6) Index of authors and personalities. 7) Index of topics. Acknowledgments. Condition: Very clean and good overall. Please note: a heavy book -- shipping surcharge may apply. A clean, unmarked copy!. Codice libro della libreria 000818