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Speaking American: A History of English in the United States

By Richard W. Bailey

"Takes a novel approach to the history of American English by focusing on hotbeds of linguistic activity throughout American history."


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Language, Literacy, and Technology

By Richard Kern

"In this book, Richard Kern explores how technology matters to language and the ways in which we use it. Kern reveals how material, social and individual resources interact in the design of textual meaning, and how that interaction plays out across contexts of communication, different situations of technological mediation, and different moments in time."


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Title: Linguistic Diversity
Written By: Daniel Nettle
Description:

There are some 6,500 different languages in the world. This book investigates why diversity arose, how it relates to the origins and evolution of language and culture, and whether the uneven distribution of human languages may be linked with patterns of human geography and history. Daniel Nettle draws on work in anthropology, linguistics, geography, archeology, and evolutionary science to explain linguistic diversity.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0198238576
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 184 p
Prices: $19.95

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198238584
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 184 p
Prices: $65.00