The Cambridge history of the English language

  title={The Cambridge history of the English language},
  author={Richard M. Hogg and Norman Francis Blake and Roger Lass and Suzanne Romaine and Robert W. Burchfield},
1. Introduction Suzanne Romaine 2. Vocabulary John Algeo 3. Syntax David Denison 4. Onomastics Richard Coates 5. Phonology Michael K. C. MacMahon 6. English grammar and usage Edward Finegan 7. Literary language Sylvia Adamson Glossary of linguistic terms Bibliography Index. 
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