Cambridge Catalogue  
  • Your account
  • View basket
  • Help
Home > Catalogue > The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language

Details

  • Page extent: 582 pages
  • Size: 276 x 219 mm
  • Weight: 1.95 kg
Add to basket

Paperback

 (ISBN-13: 9781108437738)

In stock

US $39.99
Singapore price US $42.79 (inclusive of GST)

Now in its third edition, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language provides the most comprehensive coverage of the history, structure and worldwide use of English. Fully updated and expanded, with a fresh redesigned layout, and over sixty audio resources to bring language extracts to life, it covers all aspects of the English language including the history of English, with new pages on Shakespeare's vocabulary and pronunciation, updated statistics on global English use that now cover all countries and the future of English in a post-Brexit Europe, regional and social variations, with fresh insights into the growing cultural identities of 'new Englishes', English in everyday use with new sections on gender identities, forensic studies, and 'big data' in corpus linguistics, and digital developments, including the emergence of new online varieties in social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. Packed with brand new colour illustrations, photographs, maps, tables and graphs, this new edition is an essential tool for a new generation of twenty-first-century English language enthusiasts.

• Fully updated and expanded with new material to meet the needs of twenty-first century English language enthusiasts • Packed with over 100 colour illustrations, maps, tables and graphics • New online audio resources recorded by David Crystal for this third edition bring the text to life

Contents

1. Modelling English; Part I. The History of English: 2. The origins of English; 3. Old English; 4. Middle English; 5. Early modern English; 6. Modern English; 7. World English; Part II. English Vocabulary: 8. The nature of the lexicon; 9. The sources of the lexicon; 10. Etymology; 11. The structure of the lexicon; 12. Lexical dimensions; Part III. English Grammar: 13. Grammatical mythology; 14. The structure of words; 15. Word classes; 16. The structure of sentences; Part IV. Spoken and Written English: 17. The sound system; 18. The writing system. Part V. Using English: 19. Varieties of discourse; 20. Regional variation; 21. Social variation; 22. Personal variation; 23. Electronic variation; Part VI. Learning About English: 24. Learning English as a mother tongue; 25. New ways of studying English.

printer iconPrinter friendly version AddThis