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Compliment for the 5th edition:'The 5th variation of A background of the English Language will stay the traditional reference paintings at the background of English.'Peter Erdmann, Technische collage, Berlin, Germany'Baugh and Cable's vintage remains to be an absolute needs to for everybody drawn to the improvement of English in its socio-historical context. Revised and up to date, this variation keeps to supply an engagin biography of a dwelling and dynamic language.'Ishtla Singh, Kings collage, London, united kingdom A heritage of the English Language is a accomplished exploration of the linguistic and cultural improvement of English, from the center a long time to the current day. Revised and up-to-date, the 5th version keeps to supply scholars with a balanced and up to date evaluate of the topic. the hot version includes:A revised first bankruptcy, 'English current and future'A new part on gender concerns and linguistic changeUpdated fabric on African-American vernacular English.Albert C.Baugh was once Schelling Memorial Professor on the collage of Pennsylvania.Thomas Cable is Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professor of English on the college of Texas at Austin.
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The earliest books of the Hindus, for example, the Vedas, show an acquaintance with the Indus but not with the Ganges, indicating that the Indo-Europeans entered India from the northwest. C. On the basis of archaeological and other evidence it is believed that Illyrians, Thracians, Phrygians, and Germanic peoples (especially Scandinavians) were among those that took part in the movement. See Robert Heine-Geldern, “Das Tocharerproblem und die Pontische Wanderung,” Saeculum, 2 (1951), 225– 55. Prior to the middle of the nineteenth century it was customary to assume an Asiatic home for the family.
In northwestern Italy was situated the little known Ligurian. Venetic in the northeast and Messapian in the extreme southeast were apparently offshoots of Illyrian, already mentioned. And in southern Italy and Sicily, Greek was the language of numerous Greek colonies. All these languages except Etruscan were apparently IndoEuropean. More important were the languages of the Italic branch itself. Chief of these in the light of subsequent history was Latin, the language of Latium and its principal city, Rome.
It occupies a somewhat isolated position. But in ancient times Thrace and Macedonia were occupied by two peoples—the Thraco-Phrygians, whom Herodotus mentions as very numerous, and the Macedonians, whose kings for a time adopted Greek and enjoyed a short but brilliant career in Greek history. The Phrygians, like the Armenians, passed into Asia Minor and are familiar to us as the Trojans of Homer. Their language shows certain affinities with Armenian; and, if we knew more about it, we should probably find in it additional evidence for the early association of the two peoples.