By Suzanne Romaine
This quantity bargains with the heritage of the English language from 1776 to the current day. an intensive advent information the altering socio-historical atmosphere within which English has built based on a continuous historical past of variety because it was once transplanted to North the US and past. Separate chapters on pronunciation, syntax, and vocabulary chronicle the center linguistic positive aspects of the language in this interval. additionally, there are chapters on English as a literary language, English grammar and utilization, and position names. A separate quantity on North American English is in guidance.