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Scouse : a social and cultural history

Author: Tony Crowley
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This ground-breaking account challenges received wisdom about the history of language in Liverpool. Exploring a range of sources, and drawing on recent developments in sociolinguistics and linguistic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Crowley
ISBN: 1846318394 9781846318399 1846318408 9781846318405
OCLC Number: 794592500
Description: xvi, 190 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements Preface, Liverpool: Language, culture and history 1. The sea, slavery and strangers: observations on the making of early modern Liverpool and its culture 2. Language in Liverpool: the received history and an alternative thesis 3. Language and a sense of place: the beginnings of 'Scouse' 4. Frank Shaw and the founding of the 'Scouse industry' 5. What is 'Scouse'? Historical and theoretical issues 6. Liverpools: places, histories, differences Appendix: Stories of words: naming the place, naming the people Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Tony Crowley.

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