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Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

By Michele Loporcaro

This book "draws on extensive empirical data, including from lesser known varieties" and "puts forward a new account of a well-known diachronic phenomenon."


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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: Sound Change and the History of English
Written By: Jeremy J. Smith
URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199291953
Description:

This book discusses the origins of a series of sound changes in English: it
investigates their linguistic properties and social and cultural context to
investigate why do sound changes happen when and where they do. Written
with minimal use of jargon it will appeal to all serious students of
English historical linguistics, from advanced undergraduates to researchers.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199291950
ISBN-13: 9780199291953
Pages: 224
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00