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Text Types and the History of English - Gorlach, Manfred
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The history of modern European languages has been largely determined by the range of functions they have acquired, particularly after 1500. This development necessitated a notable expansion of their syntax and lexis, but is most characteristically reflected in the conventionalization of text types. Starting from the German concept of Textsorte as developed from the 1960s onwards, the present account is a first comprehensive attempt at charting the field for the history and present-day situation of the English language. ...

Text Types and the History of English 2004, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/Boston

ISBN-13: 9783110173727

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