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A Cultural History of the English Language : English Language - Gerry Knowles

A Cultural History of the English Language

English Language

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Published: 30th May 1997
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This book presents a new interpretation of the history of English. Access to large corpuses of English has allowed scholars to assess the minutiae of linguistic change with much greater precision than before, often pinpointing the beginnings of linguistic innovations in place and time. The author uses the findings from this research to relate major historical events to change in the language, in particular to areas of linguistic inquiry that have been of particular importance in recent years, such as discourse analysis, stylistics and work on pidgins and creoles.

Introduction
The Origins of the English Language
English and Danish
English and French
English and Latin
The Language of England
The Language of Revolution
The Language of Learned and Polite Persons
The Languages of Great Britain
The Language of Empire
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780340676806
ISBN-10: 0340676809
Series: English Language
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 30th May 1997
Publisher: HODDER & STOUGHTON
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1