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"A Social History of English" is a history of the English language that utilizes the techniques, insights and concerns of sociolinguistics. Written in a non-technical way, it takes into account standardization, pidginism, bi- and multi-lingualism and the issues of language maintenance, language loyalty and linguistic variation. This edition has been fully revised including: updated information about "New Englishes" in different parts of the world, a selection of texts from Anglo-Saxon to the present, a theoretical postscript outlining some problems in writing the history of English and topics for further study. All terms and concepts are explained as they are introduced, and linguistic examples are chosen for their accessibility and intelligibility to the general reader.

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This history of the English language utilizes the techniques, insights and concerns of sociolinguistics. Written in a non-technical way, it takes into account standardization, pidginization, bi- and multilingualism, the issues of language maintenance and language loyalty, and linguistic variation.

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ISBN:
9780415097970
Author:
Leith, Dick
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Leith, Dick, MR
Author:
Leith, Dick
Author:
Leith MR, Dick
Subject:
English
Subject:
English language
Subject:
History
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
English language -- Social aspects.
Subject:
English language -- History.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Edition Number:
2
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8.45x5.32x.93 in. .93 lbs.

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