The History of the English Language Author : J. D. Burnley Publisher : Routledge Total Pages : 418 Release : 2000 ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105110933756 ISBN 13 : Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK The History of the English Language Book Description: A new edition of this comprehensive guide to the history of the English language. The book contains carefully chosen extracts to illustrate the development of English, looking particularly at the stylistic and dialectical variety of English. For the new edition Professor Burnley has expanded the introductory sections, added new selections and increased the number of illustrations. He has also included a newsection covering newspaper advertisements from the 18th Century to the present. A popular guide which explores the development of English from Aelfric to Darwin.