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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: Legacies of Colonial English
Subtitle: Studies in Transported Dialects
Edited By: Raymond Hickey
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521830206
Series Title: Studies in English Language
Description:

This collection brings together internationally-renowned scholars to
discuss the role of British dialects in the genesis and subsequent history
of postcolonial Englishes. As a result of colonization, many varieties of
English now exist around the world. Considering the input of Scottish,
English and Irish dialects, they examine a wide range of
Englishes--including those in North and South America, South Africa, Asia,
Australia, and New Zealand. They also explain why many overseas Englishes
still reflect non-standard British usage from the distant past.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): English
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