'This second edition … retains the outstanding features of the first edition – it covers all the topics relevant to a study of the history of English. In addition, the second edition brings with it a new rigour and a fuller and more careful and detailed account of, in particular, spelling and speech sounds, grammar, dialects and standardisation. I congratulate the author on the improvements made in this second edition.' – Sue Powell, University of Salford, UK
Jonathan Culpeper is based a the Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language at the University of Lancaster.