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Title: Varieties of English in Writing
Subtitle: The written word as linguistic evidence
Edited By: Raymond Hickey
Series Title: Varieties of English Around the World G41

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.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027287786
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027287786
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027249012
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