English Historical Sociolinguistics

English Historical Sociolinguistics

eBook - 2012
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Sociolinguistics provides a powerful instrument by which we can interpret the contemporary and near-contemporary use of language in relation to the society in which speakers live. Almost since the beginning of the discipline, however, attempts have been made to extrapolate backwards and interpret past linguistic change sociolinguistically. Some of these findings have influenced the discussion of the history of the English language as portrayed in the many textbooks for undergraduate courses. A consistent application of sociolinguistic theory and findings has rarely been attempted, however, des.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, Ă2012
ISBN: 9780748664382
0748664386
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9780748664405
0748664394
9780748664399
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9780748641819
9780748641802
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9781299105621
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 220 pages)

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