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Higher Education


Laurel Brinton and Leslie Arnovick

The English Language: A Linguistic History
ISBN 13: 9780195422054

About the Book

The English Language surveys the development of the English language from its Indo-European past to the present day. Beginning with a discussion of how language changes, the text examines historical change in English from its Indo-European start through its major periods (Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, and Modern English).

Readership : Core text for classes in the history of English in English or linguistics departments.

Leslie Arnovick and Laurel Brinton are at both in the Department of English, University of British Columbia.

Laurel Brinton

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