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Multilingual practices in language history : English and beyond

Author: Päivi Pahta; Janne Skaffari; Laura Wright
Publisher: Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2018]
Series: Language contact and bilingualism, 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Texts of the past were often produced by and for people with multilingual repertoires and thus reflect ongoing and earlier language contact situations; an insight that is increasingly important for understanding language history. This volume explores multilingual practices in familiar and neglected genres, periods and areas, discusses relevant concepts and theories, and introduces new methods of analyzing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Päivi Pahta; Janne Skaffari; Laura Wright
ISBN: 9781501513817 1501513818
OCLC Number: 1019718650
Description: viii, 361 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Language contact and bilingualism, 15.
Responsibility: edited by Päivi Pahta, Janne Skaffari, Laura Wright.

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"Texts of the past were often produced by and for people with multilingual repertoires and thus reflect ongoing and earlier language contact situations; an insight that is increasingly important for understanding language history. This volume explores multilingual practices in familiar and neglected genres, periods and areas, discusses relevant concepts and theories, and introduces new methods of analyzing multilingualism in historical materials"--

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