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Journal Title: English Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   16/2
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Relative complexity in scientific discourse
by Marianne Hundt, David Denison, Gerold Schneider
pp 209-240

A usage-based analysis of phrasal verbs in Early and Late Modern English
by Yasuaki Ishizaki
pp 241-260

A bit of this and a bit of that: on social identification in Early and Late Modern English letters
by Minna K. Nevala
pp 261-280

Late Modern English in a Dutch context
by Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
pp 301-317

Long-s in Late Modern English manuscripts
by Lyda Fens-de Zeeuw, Robin Straaijer
pp 319-338

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Translation
Writing Systems
Subject Language(s): English
English, Middle
English, Old
 
LL Issue: 23.3998