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A Cultural History of the English Language

A Cultural History of the English Language

1st Edition

By Gerry Knowles
May 30, 1997

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 ...

English Accents and Dialects An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles, Fifth Edition

English Accents and Dialects: An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles, Fifth Edition

5th Edition

By Arthur Hughes, Peter Trudgill, Dominic Watt
April 27, 2012

English Accents and Dialects is an essential guide to contemporary social and regional varieties of English spoken in the British Isles today. Together with invaluable overviews of numerous regional accents and dialects, this fifth edition provides a detailed description of key features of ...

The English Writing System

The English Writing System

1st Edition

By Vivian J Cook, Vivian J Cook
January 30, 2004

English is increasingly becoming the world's lingua franca. If we are not native speakers of one of the many varieties of English, then we may be students of English, or use English regularly for academic or business purposes. The English Language series, which is international in focus, aims to ...

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