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English in Its Social Contexts: Essays in Historical Sociolinguistics (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics)

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These essays address each of the traditional periods of English, acknowledging the effect of external social context on determining the direction of changes within the language's syntax, phonology, and lexicon.

Table of Contents

The Phonemes of Present-Day English

Contrastive Pairs

Introduction: Sociolinguistics, Language Change, and the History of English, Charles T. Scott and Tim William Machan

1. The Social and Political Contexts of Language Change in Anglo-Saxon England, Thomas Toon

2. The Use of English: Language Contact, Dialect Variation and Written Standardization during the Middle English Period, Jeremy J. Smith

3. "O! when degree is shak'd": Sixteenth-Century Anticipation of Some Modern Attitudes towards Usage, Joseph M. Williams

4. Style and Standardization in England: 1700-1900, Edward Finegan

5. The Mayflower to the Model-T: The Development of American English, Craig M. Carver

6. Sociolinguistic Attitudes and Issues in Contemporary Britain, John Algeo

7. A Polyphony of Voices: The Dialectics of Linguistic Unity and Diversity in the Twentieth-Century United States, Judith Rodby

8. Social Contexts in the History of Australian English, John Gunn

9. The Second Diaspora of English, Braj Kachru

Afterword: English: from Village to Global Village, Suzanne Romaine

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195065008
Subtitle:
Essays in Historical Sociolinguistics
Editor:
Machan, Tim W.
Editor:
Machan, Tim W.
Editor:
Scott, Charles T.
Author:
null, Tim William
Author:
null, Charles T.
Author:
Scott, Charles T.
Author:
Machan, Tim W.
Author:
Machan, Tim William
Editor:
Scott, Charles T.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Sociolinguistics
Subject:
Anthropological linguistics
Subject:
Linguistics | Sociolinguistics
Subject:
Linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Anthropological Linguistics
Subject:
Linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Anthropolo
Subject:
gical Linguistics
Subject:
English language -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Linguistics | Sociolinguistics & Anthropological Linguistics
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
19920430
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
92 line illus
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.22x6.11x1.22 in. .90 lbs.

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