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Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

By Michele Loporcaro

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Letter Writing and Language Change

Edited By Anita Auer, Daniel Schreier, and Richard J. Watts

This book "challenges the assumption that there is only one 'legitimate' and homogenous form of English or of any other language" and "supports the view of different/alternative histories of the English language and will appeal to readers who are skeptical of 'standard' language ideology."


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Title: Progress in Language. with Special Reference to English. with A New Introduction by James D. Mccawley
Written By: Otto Jespersen
Description:

Published one hundred years ago and early in his career, but shows how much importance Jespersen attached to variation in language, how tightly his views on change were integrated with his views on synchronic grammar, and how sociolinguistic his thinking on change was. Also how vast a collection of English examples he had already amassed.

Publication Year: 1993
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556193149
ISBN-13: 9781556193149
Pages: 186
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