24 September 1992
Show More Language, Self and Society: A Social History of Language edited by Peter Burke and Roy Porter.
Polity, 358 pp., £45, December 1991, 0 7456 0765 9Show More
Images of English: A Cultural History of the Language by Richard Bailey.
Cambridge, 329 pp., £16.95, March 1992, 0 521 41572 1Show More
The Oxford Companion to the English Language edited by Tom McArthur and Feri McArthur.
Oxford, 1184 pp., £25, September 1992, 9780192141835Show More
The History of the English Language: A Source Book by David Burnley.
Longman, 373 pp., £25, January 1992, 0 582 02522 2Show More
The Cambridge History of the English Language. Vol. I: Beginnings to 1066 edited by Richard Hogg and Norman Blake.
Cambridge, 609 pp., £60, August 1992, 9780521264747Show More
“... semantic change and loan translation, all of them written by experts. We can be grateful to the McArthurs for thus placing key aspects of language history firmly and clearly in the wider context of English linguistic and literary culture. A still more obvious place to look for solid fare is the source book assembled by David Burnley in The History of the ...”