English Historical Linguistics: Historical English in Contact

Bettelou Los* (Editor), Chris Cummins (Editor), Lisa Gotthard (Editor), Alpo Honkapohja (Editor), Ben Molineaux Ress (Editor)

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract / Description of output

This volume drawn from the 20th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL, Edinburgh 2018) focuses on the role of language contact in the history of English. It showcases a wide variety of historical linguistic approaches, including ‘big data’ analyses of large corpora, dialectological methods, and the study of translated texts. It also breaks new ground by applying relevant insights from other fields, among them postcolonial linguistics and anthropology. This pluralistic approach brings new and under-studied issues within the scope of explanation, and challenges some long-held assumptions about the nature of historical change in English. The volume will be of interest to an audience interested in the history of English, and the impact of its contact with Viking Age Norse, Old French, and Latin.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherJohn Benjamins
Number of pages185
ISBN (Electronic)9789027258199
ISBN (Print)9789027210654
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022

Publication series

NameCurrent Issues In Linguistic Theory
ISSN (Print)0304-0763

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • English linguistics
  • German linguistics
  • Historical linguistics


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  • Introduction

    Cummins, C., 2 Feb 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) English Historical Linguistics: Historical English in contact : Papers from the XXTH ICEHL. Los, B., Cummins, C., Gotthard, L., Honkapohja, A. & Molineaux, B. (eds.). John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 1-4 4 p. (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory; vol. 359).

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