This work presents a collection of some 130 contributions covering a wide range of topics of interest to historical, theoretical and applied linguistics alike. A major theme is the development of English which is examined on several levels in the light of recent linguistic theory in various papers. The geographical dimension is also treated extensively with papers on controversial aspects of a variety of studies, as are topical linguistic matters from a more general perspective.
Vol 1: language history; the history of English; phonetics/phonology; morphology; syntax; lexis; varieties, past and present; general; historical linguistics; language groups and families; the history of linguistics; change; semantics; pragmatics; discourse analysis. Vol 2: linguistic modelling; general; phonetics/phonology; morphology; syntax; text linguistics, translation and stylistics; varia.