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ERIC Number: ED027333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 274
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Problems in the Origins and Development of the English Language.
Algeo, John; Pyles, Thomas
This workbook, intended to supplement courses in the development of the English language, is based on the belief that knowledge of a language's development is best obtained by working with samples of the language in its various historical stages and linguistic branches. Material covered includes (1) facts, assumptions, and misconceptions about language, (2) a history of writing, (3) the sounds and spelling of current English, (4) language families and their interrelationships, (5) language changes in the Old English, Middle English, and Modern English periods, (6) recent British and American English, (7) coinages and adaptations, (8) etymology, and (9) foreign elements in English. Problems presented take several forms. They ask students to demonstrate factual knowledge, to analyze linguistic data, to deal with open-ended problems in English structure, and to undertake research assignments. (LH)
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