Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 April 2011

576 Pages

7.0 x 9.0 inches

ISBN: 9780195431575

Bookseller Code (06)

The English Language

A Linguistic History

Second Edition

Laurel J. Brinton and Leslie K. Arnovick

  • The only text on the market to examine the history of the English language from a Canadian perspective, The English Language includes discussion of the Canadian vernacular, maps of regional dialects, and comparative coverage of Canadian and international treatments of the English language.
  • Accessible resources. New reference appendix features a variety of useful study aids and learning tools including a linguistic-historical-literary timeline and a quick-reference guide. Students new to the field will appreciate having this critical information on hand.

New to this Edition:

  • Without sacrificing existing coverage of the evolution of the English language, the second edition features a brand new study of computer-mediated communications. This unique subject will captivate students by examining the implications of e-communication such as text messaging on the evolution of language.

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