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Synopsis:

A Social History of English is the first history of the English language to utilize 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.

This new edition has been fully revised. Additions include: * new material about 'New Englishes' across the world

* a new chapter entitled 'A Critical Linguistic History of English Texts'

* a discussion of problems involved in writing a history of English

All terms and concepts are explained as they are introduced, and linguistic examples are chosen for their accessibility and intelligibility to the general reader.

It will be of interest to students of Sociolinguistics, English Language, History and Cultural Studies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415164566
Author:
Leith, Dick
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Leith, Dick, MR
Author:
Leith, Dick
Author:
Leith MR, Dick
Location:
London ; New York :
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
English language -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Edition Number:
2nd ed.
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 278-290.
Series Volume:
219
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312

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"Synopsis" by , A Social History of English is the first history of the English language to utilize 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.

This new edition has been fully revised. Additions include: * new material about 'New Englishes' across the world

* a new chapter entitled 'A Critical Linguistic History of English Texts'

* a discussion of problems involved in writing a history of English

All terms and concepts are explained as they are introduced, and linguistic examples are chosen for their accessibility and intelligibility to the general reader.

It will be of interest to students of Sociolinguistics, English Language, History and Cultural Studies.

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