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Title: The History of English in a Social Context
Edited By: Arthur Mettinger
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 129

One of the most important factors in language change is synchronic variation due to social differences including gender-specific language use. The papers in the present volume all address this topic in connection with the history of English. They range from Chaucer's and Shakespeare's forms of address to questions of political correctness today; they also include the discussion of attitudes to regional variation and of the influence of social variation on syntax and phonology as well as the role of standardization in a social context.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110167077
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 484 p
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