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Description - A Social History of English by Dick Leith

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. Fully revised, this edition includes: updated information about "New Englishes" across the world; a chapter entitled "A Critical Linguistic History of English Texts"; and a topics for further study. It should be of interest to students of sociolinguistics, English language, history and cultural studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415097970
ISBN-10: 0415097975
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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