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Tue Nov 30 2010

Books: Discourse Analysis/Historical Ling/Ling & Literature: Hickey (Ed)

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Varieties of English in Writing: Hickey (Ed)

Message 1: Varieties of English in Writing: Hickey (Ed)
Date: 23-Nov-2010
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Varieties of English in Writing: Hickey (Ed)
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Title: Varieties of English in Writing
Subtitle: The written word as linguistic evidence
Series Title: Varieties of English Around the World G41
Published: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=VEAW%20G41

Editor: Raymond Hickey
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287786 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 90.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287786 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027249012 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 90.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027249012 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027249012 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.40
Abstract:

This volume is concerned with assessing fictional and non-fictional written
texts as linguistic evidence for earlier forms of varieties of English.
These range from Scotland to New Zealand, from Canada to South Africa,
covering all the major forms of the English language around the world.
Central to the volume is the question of how genuine written
representations are. Here the emphasis is on the techniques and methodology
which can be employed when analysing documents. The vernacular styles found
in written documents and the use of these as a window on earlier spoken
modes of different varieties represent a focal concern of the book. Studies
of language in literature, which were offered in the past, have been
revisited and their findings reassessed in the light of recent advances in
variationist linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Ling & Literature

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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