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Title: Varieties of English in Writing
Subtitle: The written word as linguistic evidence
Series Title: Varieties of English Around the World G41
Publisher: John Benjamins
Editor: Raymond Hickey
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287786 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 90.00
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This volume is concerned with assessing fictional and non-fictional written texts as linguistic evidence for earlier forms of varieties of English. These range from Scotland to New Zealand, from Canada to South Africa, covering all the major forms of the English language around the world. Central to the volume is the question of how genuine written representations are. Here the emphasis is on the techniques and methodology which can be employed when analysing documents. The vernacular styles found in written documents and the use of these as a window on earlier spoken modes of different varieties represent a focal concern of the book. Studies of language in literature, which were offered in the past, have been revisited and their findings reassessed in the light of recent advances in variationist linguistics.
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