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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."


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Academic Paper


Title: Early modern English contractions and their relevance to present-day English
Author: Denis Gailor
Linguistic Field: Historical Linguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: Are contractions like 'don't' and 'it's' typical of 'modern' English? To what extent were they present in early modern English? This paper endeavours to answer these questions. However, it also sets out to answer another one: early modern English had a set of contractions of its own, and the question is why they disappeared and whether they are still in any way relevant to contemporary English.

CUP AT LINGUIST

This article appears IN English Today Vol. 27, Issue 1.

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