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The English Language: Its Origin & History
ISBN: 0806116617
Book #: 009716

Author: Bambas, Rudolf C.
Illustrator: n/a
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Place: Norman, Oklahoma
Year: 1980
Edition: First Edition

Book Cond.: Fine Condition
Jacket Cond.: Very Good
Binding: Hardcover
Size: Octavo (standard book size)
Book Type: n/a
Signed: n/a

Description / Comments:
Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Gold Cloth over Boards, xiv, 241 pages, Bibliography, Index, Abbreviations and Symbols, Glossary of Linguistic Terms, 3 Maps and 1 illustration. In a dust jacket that is lightly bumped at top corners and spine ends, light soil top front corner. “This book discusses the development of the English language from prehistoric beginnings to the present time, relating its linguistic history to the social history of the English-speaking people and to their literary history. Pronunciation is fully discussed in the text. The International Phonetic Alphabet is explained and used. Emphasis is also given to the matter of linguistic propriety or decorum, what ‘good’ English is. Another important idea developed in the book is the observation that linguistic change is a haphazard rather the logical development, and does not necessarily lead to improvement in the structure of English.” Quantity Available: 1. Category: Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0806116617. ISBN/EAN: 9780806116617. Inventory No: 009716.