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Approaches to Teaching the History of the English LanguagePedagogy in Practice

Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice

Mary Hayes and Allison Burkette (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190611040
eISBN:
9780190611071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611040.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice consists of commissioned chapters, each of which focuses on an issue relevant to teaching the History of the English ... More

Bad LanguageAre Some Words Better than Others?

Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others?

Edwin L. Battistella

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172485
eISBN:
9780199788187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172485.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Are pronunciations such as cawfee and chawklit bad English? Is slang improper? Is it incorrect to mix English and Spanish, as in Yo quiero Taco Bell? Can you write “Who do you trust?” rather than ... More

The Bishop's GrammarRobert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism

The Bishop's Grammar: Robert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579273
eISBN:
9780191595219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579273.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book examines the life, language and grammar of Robert Lowth (1710–1787), founder of prescriptivism. Drawing on private documents, it maps his social networks and compares his own language to ... More

Creating WorldviewsMetaphor, Ideology and Language

Creating Worldviews: Metaphor, Ideology and Language

James W. Underhill

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643158
eISBN:
9780748651566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643158.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Encouraging readers to reflect upon language and the role metaphor plays in patterning ideas and thought, this book first offers a critical introduction to metaphor theory as it has emerged over the ... More

Dictating to the MobThe History of the BBC Advisory Committee on Spoken English

Dictating to the Mob: The History of the BBC Advisory Committee on Spoken English

Jürg R. Schwyter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198736738
eISBN:
9780191800399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736738.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

In the early years of the BBC under John Reith, its Advisory Committee on Spoken English (1926–39) was established to settle the pronunciation of doubtful words, particularly foreign words. But the ... More

Do You Make These Mistakes in English?The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Edwin L. Battistella

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

In the early 1900s, the language of America was becoming colloquial English — the language of the businessman, manager, and professional. Since college and high school education were far from ... More

The Early English Impersonal ConstructionAn Analysis of Verbal and Constructional Meaning

The Early English Impersonal Construction: An Analysis of Verbal and Constructional Meaning

Ruth Möhlig-Falke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199777723
eISBN:
9780199933310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777723.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book aims to demonstrate that an understanding of the functional and semantic aspects of impersonal verbs in Old and Middle English can shed light on questions that remain about these verbs ... More

EnglishMeaning and Culture

English: Meaning and Culture

Anna Wierzbicka

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195174748
eISBN:
9780199788514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174748.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

English is the most widely-spoken language in the world, and it is rapidly becoming a global lingua franca. But it is not culturally neutral: like any other language, it carries with it a cultural ... More

English ExposedCommon Mistakes Made by Chinese Speakers

English Exposed: Common Mistakes Made by Chinese Speakers

Steve Hart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390755
eISBN:
9789888390465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390755.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Having analysed the most common English errors made in over 600 academic papers written by Chinese undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers, Steve Hart has written an essential, practical guide ... More

English in Europe

English in Europe

Manfred Görlach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273102
eISBN:
9780191706271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273102.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book charts the English invasion of Europe since 1945. Sixteen contributors report on the English words and phrases that have become integral parts of their languages. Each describes the effect ... More

English in the Middle Ages

English in the Middle Ages

Tim William Machan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199282128
eISBN:
9780191718991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282128.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book suggests that many linguistic, literary, and historical considerations of medieval statements on language have significantly failed to take into account the social and linguistic contexts ... More

English Usage GuidesHistory, Advice, Attitudes

English Usage Guides: History, Advice, Attitudes

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808206
eISBN:
9780191845888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808206.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

Usage guides, or language advice manuals, are being published in large numbers, both in Britain and the US. The first titles that usually spring to mind are Fowler’s Modern English Usage (1926) or ... More

Genitives in Early EnglishTypology and Evidence

Genitives in Early English: Typology and Evidence

Cynthia L. Allen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216680
eISBN:
9780191711893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216680.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book examines the history of adnominal genitive phrases from Old to Early Modern English, focusing on the evidence provided by a systematic corpus study and the role of linguistic typology in ... More

Imprisoned in EnglishThe Hazards of English as a Default Language

Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Anna Wierzbicka

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

Imprisoned in English is intended for educated readers in general, as well as scholars across a broad range of disciplines. The main idea, reflected in the title, is that in the present ... More

Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English

Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English

Anneli Meurman-Solin, Maria Jose Lopez-Couso, and Bettelou Los (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860210
eISBN:
9780199949601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860210.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book applies information structure as it relates to language change to a corpus-based analysis of a wide range of features in the evolution of English syntax and grammars of prose in long ... More

Involuntary AssociationsPostcolonial Studies and World Englishes

Involuntary Associations: Postcolonial Studies and World Englishes

David Huddart

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380253
eISBN:
9781781381540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380253.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

In the context of English’s apparent worldwide spread, this book brings together the fields of postcolonial studies and world Englishes, arguing that this is a necessary and long overdue connection. ... More

Language Acquisition and ChangeA Morphosyntactic Perspective

Language Acquisition and Change: A Morphosyntactic Perspective

Jurgen Meisel, Martin Elsig, and Esther Rinke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748642250
eISBN:
9780748695157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642250.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book discusses diachronic change of languages in terms of restructuring of speakers’ internal grammatical knowledge: Under which circumstances does grammatical change come about? One answer in ... More

Language Between Description and PrescriptionVerbs and Verb Categories in Nineteenth-Century Grammars of English

Language Between Description and Prescription: Verbs and Verb Categories in Nineteenth-Century Grammars of English

Lieselotte Anderwald

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190270674
eISBN:
9780190270698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270674.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book is an empirical, quantitative, and qualitative study of nineteenth-century English grammar writing, and of nineteenth-century language change. Based on 258 grammar books from Britain and ... More

Language Policy and Political EconomyEnglish in a Global Context

Language Policy and Political Economy: English in a Global Context

Thomas Ricento (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199363391
eISBN:
9780199363414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363391.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy, English Language

English is the common denominator that unites the work presented in this volume; it provides a focal point to illustrate the ways in which a political economic approach can account for a range of ... More

The Legal Language of Scottish BurghsStandardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs: Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

Joanna Kopaczyk

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199945153
eISBN:
9780199345939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945153.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

The book offers an innovative, corpus-driven approach to historical legal discourse. It is the first monograph to examine textual standardization patterns in legal and administrative texts on the ... More

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