Книга: Barber «The English Language: A Historical Introduction»

The English Language: A Historical Introduction

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Where does today's English come from? This new edition of the bestseller by Charles Barber tells the story of the language from its remote ancestry to the present day. In response to demand from readers, a brand new chapter on late modern English has been added for this edition. Using dozens of familiar texts, including the English of King Alfred, Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Addison, the book tells you everything you need to know about the English language, where it came from and where it's going to. This edition adds new material on English as a global language and explains the differences between the main varieties of English around the world. Clear explanations of linguistic ideas and terms make it the ideal introduction for students on courses in English language and linguistics, and for all readers fascinated by language.

Издательство: "Cambridge University Press" (2009)

ISBN: 978-0-521-67001-2

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Barber

Barber Bar"ber (b[aum]r"b[~e]r), n. [OE. barbour, OF. barbeor, F. barbier, as if fr. an assumed L. barbator, fr. barba beard. See 1st {Barb}.] One whose occupation it is to shave or trim the beard, and to cut and dress the hair of his patrons. [1913 Webster]

{Barber's itch}. See under {Itch}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Formerly the barber practiced some offices of surgery, such as letting blood and pulling teeth. Hence such terms as barber surgeon (old form

{barber chirurgeon}),

{barber surgery}, etc. [1913 Webster]

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