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Speaking American: A History of English in the United States

By Richard W. Bailey

"Takes a novel approach to the history of American English by focusing on hotbeds of linguistic activity throughout American history."


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Language, Literacy, and Technology

By Richard Kern

"In this book, Richard Kern explores how technology matters to language and the ways in which we use it. Kern reveals how material, social and individual resources interact in the design of textual meaning, and how that interaction plays out across contexts of communication, different situations of technological mediation, and different moments in time."


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Title: The Oxford History of English
Edited By: Lynda Mugglestone
Description:

"The Oxford History of English" traces the language from its obscure
Indo-European roots to its position as the world's first language. In
accounts made vivid with examples from an immense range of documentary
evidence, including letters, diaries, and private records, fifteen experts
describe the history of English in all its versions, written and spoken.
They reveal the language's rich and protean variety over the centuries and
chart the progress of all its versions, standard, regional, and
international. With impeccable and approachable scholarship, they describe and
explain its constantly changing sounds, words, meanings, and grammar. This
is a book for everyone interested in the English language, present and past.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199544395
ISBN-13: 9780199544394
Pages: 512
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