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Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

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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: Scribes as Agents of Language Change
Edited By: Esther-Miriam Wagner
Ben Outhwaite
Bettina Beinhoff
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/180159?format=G
Series Title: Studies in Language Change [SLC] 10
Description:

The majority of our evidence for language change in pre-modern times comes from the written output of scribes. The present volume deals with a variety of aspects of language change and focuses on the role of scribes. The individual articles, which treat different theoretical and empirical issues, reflect a broad cross-linguistic and cross-cultural diversity. The languages that are represented cover a broad spectrum, and the empirical data come from a wide range of sources. This book provides a wealth of new data and new perspectives on old problems, and it raises new questions about the actual mechanisms of language change.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Change
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781614510505
Pages: 328
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9781614510543
Pages: 328
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95