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Title: Language in the British Isles
Edited By: David Britain
Description:

The British Isles are home to a vast range of different spoken and signed
languages and dialects. Language continues to evolve rapidly, in its
diversity, in the number and the backgrounds of its speakers, and in the
repercussions it has had for political and educational affairs. This book
provides a comprehensive survey of the dominant languages and dialects used
in the British Isles. Topics covered include the history of English; the
relationship between Standard and Non-Standard Englishes; the major
non-standard varieties spoken on the islands; and the history of
multilingualism; and the educational and planning implications of
linguistic diversity in the British Isles. Among the many dialects and
languages surveyed by the volume are British Black English, Celtic
languages, Chinese, Indian, European migrant languages, British Sign
Language, and Anglo-Romani. Clear and accessible in its approach, it will
be welcomed by students in sociolinguistics, English language, and
dialectology, as well as anyone interested more generally in language
within British society.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521791502
ISBN-13: 9780521791502
Pages: 528
Prices: U.K. £ 50.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521794889
ISBN-13: 9780521794886
Pages: 522
Prices: U.K. £ 18.99