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Communication Accommodation Theory

Edited by Howard Giles

Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.


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Query:   two summaries
Author:  Melanie Misanchuk
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Historical Linguistics

Summary:   I APOLOGIZE FOR BEING SO NEGLIGENT IN POSTING THESE SUMMARIES TO
QUESTIONS I ASKED 6 WEEKS AGO. THE RESPONSES WERE PLENTIFUL AND
VERY USEFUL, AND QUICK! CONGRATULATIONS GO TO JAMES VANDEN BOSCH
(VAND@CALVIN.EDU) AND ROB PENSALFINI (RJPENSAL@MIT.EDU) WHO
ANSWERED MY QUESTIONS ON FRENCH LOAN WORDS AND LANGUAGE EVOLUTION
BEFORE I HAD EVEN RECEIVED THE POSTING FROM LINGUIISTLIST. WOW.

THE FIGURE I HAD REMEMBERED WAS THAT SOME 10,000 WORDS WERE
BORROWED FROM FRENCH INTO ENGLISH. AS MOST PEOPLE SAID, IT COMES
FROM

BAUGH, ALBERT C. (1951), _A HISTORY OF THE ENG LANG_, 2ND EDN.
ROUTLEDGE & KEGAN PAUL, LONDON, P.215.

WHICH WAS BASICALLY THE ONLY PLACE I HADN'T LOOKED.


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LL Issue: 8.810
Date Posted: 01-Jun-1997
Original Query: Read original query