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By Albert C. Baugh, Visit Amazon's Thomas Cable Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Thomas Cable,

ISBN-10: 0203994639

ISBN-13: 9780203994634

ISBN-10: 0415280982

ISBN-13: 9780415280983

ISBN-10: 0415280990

ISBN-13: 9780415280990

Compliment for the 5th edition:'The 5th variation of A background of the English Language will stay the normal reference paintings at the background of English.'Peter Erdmann, Technische collage, Berlin, Germany'Baugh and Cable's vintage remains to be an absolute needs to for everybody drawn to the advance of English in its socio-historical context. Revised and up-to-date, this variation maintains to supply an engagin biography of a residing and dynamic language.'Ishtla Singh, Kings university, London, united kingdom A historical past of the English Language is a finished exploration of the linguistic and cultural improvement of English, from the center a long time to the current day. Revised and up-to-date, the 5th version maintains to supply scholars with a balanced and updated evaluate of the topic. the recent variation includes:A revised first bankruptcy, 'English current and future'A new part on gender matters and linguistic changeUpdated fabric on African-American vernacular English.Albert C.Baugh was once Schelling Memorial Professor on the collage of Pennsylvania.Thomas Cable is Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professor of English on the college of Texas at Austin.

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There is considerable difference in the language of the two parts. ). The most extensive is a trilingual record (in Persian, Assyrian, and Elamite) carved in the side of a mountain at Behistan, in Media, near the city of Kirmanshah. Besides a representation of Darius with nine shackled prisoners, the rebel chieftains subjugated by him, there are many columns of text in cuneiform characters. D. 226– 652). This is the ancestor of modern Persian. Persian, also known as Farsi, has been the language of an important culture and an extensive literature since the ninth century.

In books written a century ago the term Aryan was commonly employed. It has now been generally abandoned and when found today is used in a more restricted sense to designate the languages of the family located in India and the plateau of Iran. A more common term is Indo-Germanic, which is the most usual designation among German philologists, but it is open to the objection of giving undue emphasis to the Germanic languages. The term now most widely employed is IndoEuropean, suggesting more clearly the geographical extent of the family.

4 18. Indian. The oldest literary texts preserved in any Indo-European language are the Vedas or sacred books of India. These fall into four groups, the earliest of which, the Rig-veda, is a 3 Cf. the change of s to z (which became r medially in West Germanic) in the form of cēosan— cēas—curon—coren noted in § 46. Shevoroshkin, “Nostratic,” Annual Review of Anthropology, 17 (1988), 309–29. Illich-Svitych and Aron Dolgopolsky have proposed that the Indo-European, the Afro-Asiatic, and the Dravidian language families, among others, are related in this superfamily.

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