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A host of tongues : language communities in the United States

Author: Nancy Faires Conklin; Margaret A Lourie
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©1983.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Conklin, Nancy Faires.
Host of tongues.
New York : Free Press, ©1983
(OCoLC)562163941
Online version:
Conklin, Nancy Faires.
Host of tongues.
New York : Free Press, ©1983
(OCoLC)631576382
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Faires Conklin; Margaret A Lourie
ISBN: 0029063906 9780029063903 0029065003 9780029065006
OCLC Number: 8785797
Description: xix, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: A historical demography of American languages --
Indigenous and colonial languages --
Immigrant languages --
Part II: The rise of a standard languages --
The ascendancy of English --
Regional dialects of American English --
Standard American English --
Part III: A sociolinguistic paradigm --
The dynamics of language use --
Demographic factors in linguistic variation --
Part IV: American languages in contact --
Multilingualism and language change --
Case studies in language contact --
Part V: Implications of linguistic pluralism --
Policy and education in a multilingual society --
Intercultural communication.
Responsibility: Nancy Faires Conklin, Margaret A. Lourie.

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