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Alternative histories of English

Author: Richard J Watts; Peter Trudgill
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the beliefs and approaches to the history of English showing how the standard English dialect is to the detriment of those which are non-standard or from other areas of the world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Alternative histories of English.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2002
(OCoLC)48236497
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Watts; Peter Trudgill
ISBN: 0203468007 9780203468005 0203776240 9780203776247
OCLC Number: 50766718
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 280 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Legitimate language : giving a history to English / Jim Milroy --
History of the lesser-known varieties of English / Peter Trudgill --
'North of Watford gap' : a cultural history of Northern English / Katie Wales --
History of southern hemisphere Englishes / Elizabeth Gordon and Andrea Sudbury --
'Deformed in the dialects' : an alternative history of non-standard English / Shana Poplack, Gerard Van Herk and Dawn Harvie --
Building a new English dialect : South African Indian English and the history of Englishes / Rajend Mesthrie --
Story of good and bad English in the United States / Dennis R. Preston --
From polite language to educated language : the re-emergence of an ideology / Richard Watts --
Eloquence and elegance : ideals of communicative competence in spoken English / Sharon Millar --
Women's writings as evidence for linguistic continuity and change in Early Modern English / Terttu Nevalainen --
Discourse markers in Early Modern English / Andreas H. Jucker --
Broadcasting the nonstandard message / David Crystal.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Watts and Peter Trudgill.

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This book explores the beliefs and approaches to the history of English showing how the standard English dialect is to the detriment of those which are non-standard or from other areas of the world.

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