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Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

By Michele Loporcaro

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Letter Writing and Language Change

Edited By Anita Auer, Daniel Schreier, and Richard J. Watts

This book "challenges the assumption that there is only one 'legitimate' and homogenous form of English or of any other language" and "supports the view of different/alternative histories of the English language and will appeal to readers who are skeptical of 'standard' language ideology."


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Title: Literacy: An Introduction to the Ecology of Written Language
Written By: David Barton
Description:

This is the first general introduction to the new emerging field of literacy studies. It brings recent developments together in a coherent manner, by showing how new research has contributed to our understanding of literacy practices in a range of settings. The book explores the competing definitions of literacy in contemporary society, and examines the theories of language and of learning which underpin new views of literacy. The book is intended as an introduction to literacy studies for the student or general reader.

Publication Year: 1994
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631190910
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 264
Prices: U.S. $ 36.95
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