Table of contents for The English language / Robert Burchfield ; with an afterword by John Simpson.


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Preface
Contents
List of Illustrations
Abbreviations
Phonetic Symbols
1. Some Preliminary Considerations
2. From Runes to Printing
3. From William Caxton to George Washington: 1476 to 1776
4. The Disjunctive Period: 1776 to the Present Day
5. Literature, Ritualistic Works, and the Language
6. The Recording of English in Dictionaries and Grammars
7. Vocabulary
8. Pronunciation and Spelling
9. The Syntactical Arrangement of Words
10. Dispersed Forms of English
Afterword John Simpson
Notes
Bibliography
Index



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English language.