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English By Edited by David Graddol

English
by Edited by David Graddol

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In this provocative interpretation of the history of English, the contributors emphasise the diversity of English throughout its history and the changing social meanings of different varieties of English.
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English: History, Diversity and Change by Edited by David Graddol

The story of English is often presented as one of progress: from a set of Germanic dialects to a fully-fledged national and international language. The emphasis in this book is on the diversity of English throughout its history and the changing social meanings of different varieties of English.

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Table of Contents


Chapter One: English Voices, Joan Swann. Chapter Two: A Visual History, David Graddol. Chapter Three: The Origins of English, Dick Leith. Chapter Four: Standardization in English, Dick Leith. Chapter Five: English Colonial to Post Colonial, Dick Leith. Chapter Six: English and Grammar, Linda Thomas. Chapter Seven: Accents of English, Susan Wright. Chapter Eight: English in Style, Joan Swann. Chapter Nine: Good and Bad English, Donald Mackinnon.

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GOR001393298
English: History, Diversity and Change by Edited by David Graddol
Edited by David Graddol
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1996-04-04
408
0415131189
9780415131186
N/A
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