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Investigations in Sociohistorical Linguistics - Stories of Colonisation and Contact (Electronic book text)
Investigations in Sociohistorical Linguistics - Stories of Colonisation and Contact (Electronic book text): Peter Trudgill

Investigations in Sociohistorical Linguistics - Stories of Colonisation and Contact (Electronic book text)

Peter Trudgill

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In the last five hundred years or so, the English language has undergone remarkable geographical expansion, bringing it into contact with other languages in new locations. It also caused different regional dialects of the language to come into contact with each other in colonial situations. This book is made up of a number of fascinating tales of historical-sociolinguistic detection. These are stories of origins - of a particular variety of English or linguistic feature - which together tell a compelling general story. In each case, Trudgill presents an intriguing puzzle, locates and examines the evidence, detects clues that unravel the mystery, and finally proposes a solution. The solutions are all original, often surprising, sometimes highly controversial. Providing a unique insight into how language contact shapes varieties of English, this entertaining yet rigorous account will be welcomed by students and researchers in linguistics, sociolinguistics and historical linguistics.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: December 2010
First published: 2010
Authors: Peter Trudgill
Format: Electronic book text
ISBN-13: 978-0-511-76050-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics
Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Sociolinguistics
Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Historical & comparative linguistics
Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Historical & comparative linguistics > General
LSN: 0-511-76050-7
Barcode: 9780511760501

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