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Alternative Histories of English Language - 02 edition

Alternative Histories of English Language (ISBN10: 0415233577; ISBN13: 9780415233576)
ISBN13: 978-0415233576
ISBN10: 0415233577

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0415233569
ISBN10: 0415233569

Summary: This groundbreaking book deviates from the standard or "textbook" way of looking at the history of the English language. Emphasis is placed on a linguistic description of English in a much broader sense. A range of international contributors provide accounts of the histories of non-standard, non-British and non-American varieties. By approaching and including non-formal styles and registers, and the pragmatic and communicative aspects of English, it opens t ...show morehe door to unbiased consideration of such topics as South African Indian English, Southern Hemisphere Englishes, and Early Modern English women's writing.
Watts' and Trudgill's collection shows how a focus on the history of standard English dialect is to the detriment of those which are from other areas of the world. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Year Published: 2002
International: No

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