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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 6 edition (5 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415655951
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415655958
  • Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 3 x 23.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,519,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This classic has beeen thoroughly revised and updated. It has expanded its coverage of the history of English, and incorporates topics of new fields of research. The sixth edition will serve its readers well."- Peter Erdmann, Technische University, Berlin, Germany

About the Author

Albert C. Baugh was Schelling Memorial Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, USA

Thomas Cable is Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin, USA


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By FlyinnFinn on 26 Aug. 2013
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This text is something of a classic and had been a great resource for learners and enthusiasts for years now. Don't expect a prettily illustrated, easily approachable tome, however, this book is very much academic, and it approaches the topic of the development of the language as we know it today through a careful narrative which provides you with a heap of facts, and it's up to you to keep up! That's not to claim that is a bore, by no means, but what it is at its very basic is a textbook, and a fine one at that.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Whoops on 28 Jan. 2015
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it's a book
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0 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Maria on 4 Feb. 2013
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Everything was ok, the book arrived in time and it was as expected. Excellent service and feedback, the packaging was ok
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Surprisingly the Right Book 17 Feb. 2013
By Umexchan - Published on Amazon.com
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I was so surprised to find this book for such an inexpensive price. From the original publishing company, it is impossible to find it for under $100, so when I told my professor I had found it for an extremely low price, she didn't believe I had found the right book. She thought it was the workbook or something. Lo and behold when it came it was the exact book I needed, just by a different publisher. Sure, it has a different cover, but the content and pagination are the same, so I am having no problems in class. As a poor college student, I would recommend buying this version. You get the same book for less money leaving both you and your bank account happy.
Scholarly, in-depth survey of the history of the English language 30 Jan. 2015
By E. Jaksetic - Published on Amazon.com
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This book reviews the history and evolution of the English language from ancient times to the present. The authors do so in a methodical, scholarly manner that provides a thorough, in-depth look at how the English language (a member of the Indo-European family of languages) developed and changed over time in the context of social, religious, political and military, and economic events in English history.

At the end of each chapter is an extensive bibliography that will provide interested readers with numerous leads to additional and supplemental reading materials. The book is scholarly and academic, and not suitable for readers with only a casual interest in the history of the English language. Anyone studying the history of the English language for the first time should consider looking at more basic, introductory publications before trying this book.

Apart from readers with a scholarly interest in historical linguistics, this book could be of interest as a reference book for teachers and instructors of English as a Second Language (ESL). Although this book does not provide material that could be readily used in an ESL class, its discussion of how the English language developed and changed over time could help ESL teachers and instructors better understand some of historical reasons behind various aspects of the English language that often are difficult to explain to English language learners. A less technical book on history of the English language that is specifically addressed to ESL teachers and instructors is Norbert Schmitt and Richard Marsden, Why Is English Like That?: Historical Answers to Hard ELT Questions (Michigan Teacher Training).
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This is a wonderful book, which outlines the major events and changes in the English language; however, it is a bit technical and difficult to read. Maybe not good for the first time learner, but very helpful for moderate-advanced learners.
Superb book at a great price 4 Mar. 2014
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A must have for anyone interested in the subject matter. I was very happy to find the 6th edition of this book at a lower price here.
Four Stars 30 Jun. 2014
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Basic text for historical linguistic study of English
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