A Cultural History of the English Language

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This book presents a new interpretation of the history of English. Access to large corpuses of English has allowed scholars to assess the minutiae of linguistic change with much greater precision than before, often pinpointing the beginnings of linguistic innovations in place and time. The author uses the findings from this research to relate major historical events to change in the language, in particular to areas of linguistic inquiry that have been of particular importance in recent years, such as discourse analysis, ...

A Cultural History of the English Language 2016, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138144927

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A Cultural History of the English Language 1997, Taylor & Francis, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780340676806

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