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LINGUIST List 20.2644

Wed Jul 29 2009

Books: Historical Linguistics/Sociolinguistics: Mair

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Twentieth-Century English: Mair

Message 1: Twentieth-Century English: Mair
Date: 16-Jul-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Twentieth-Century English: Mair
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Title: Twentieth-Century English
Subtitle: History, Variation and Standardization
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Christian Mair
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521115834 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 19.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521115834 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 36.99
Abstract:

Note: This is a new edition of a previously published title.

Standard English has evolved and developed in many ways over the past
hundred years. From pronunciation to vocabulary to grammar, this concise
survey clearly documents the recent history of Standard English. Drawing on
large amounts of authentic corpus data, it shows how we can track ongoing
changes to the language, and demonstrates each of the major developments
that have taken place. As well as taking insights from a vast body of
literature, Christian Mair presents the results of his own cutting-edge
research, revealing some important changes which have not been previously
documented. He concludes by exploring how social and cultural factors, such
as the American influence on British English, have affected Standard
English in recent times. Authoritative, informative and engaging, this book
will be essential reading for anyone interested in language change in
progress, particularly those working on English, and will be welcomed by
students, researchers and language teachers alike.

1. Setting the scene;
2. Ongoing language change: problems of detection and verification;
3. Lexical change in twentieth-century English;
4. Grammatical changes in twentieth-century English;
5. Pronunciation;
6. Language change in context: changing communicative and discourse norms
in twentieth-century English;
7. Conclusion.


Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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