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Title: Language Change
Written By: Adrian Beard
Series Title: Intertext
Description:

Language Change examines the way external factors have influenced and are influencing language change, focusing on how changing social contexts are reflected in language use

Language Change:
*explores the attitudes, values and assumptions that shape the way we use language
*looks at how language change operates within different genres, such as problem pages, sports reports and recipes
*provides lively examples from everyday communication, including letters, emails, postcards and text messages
*includes a unit on how new words are formed and features a full glossary.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415320550
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 112
Prices: U.S. $ 65.00

 
 
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ISBN: 0415320569
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 112
Prices: U.S. $ 17.95