English in Its Social Contexts: Essays in Historical Sociolinguistics / Edition 1

English in Its Social Contexts: Essays in Historical Sociolinguistics / Edition 1

by Tim William Machan
     
 

ISBN-10: 019506500X

ISBN-13: 9780195065008

Pub. Date: 04/30/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press

These essays address each of the traditional periods of English, acknowledging the effect of external social context on determining the direction of changes within the language's syntax, phonology, and lexicon.  See more details below

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These essays address each of the traditional periods of English, acknowledging the effect of external social context on determining the direction of changes within the language's syntax, phonology, and lexicon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195065008
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/30/1992
Series:
Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 6.13(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

The Phonemes of Present-Day English
Contrastive Pairs
Introduction: Sociolinguistics, Language Change, and the History of English, Charles T. Scott and Tim William Machan
1. The Social and Political Contexts of Language Change in Anglo-Saxon England, Thomas Toon
2. The Use of English: Language Contact, Dialect Variation and Written Standardization during the Middle English Period, Jeremy J. Smith
3. "O! when degree is shak'd": Sixteenth-Century Anticipation of Some Modern Attitudes towards Usage, Joseph M. Williams
4. Style and Standardization in England: 1700-1900, Edward Finegan
5. The Mayflower to the Model-T: The Development of American English, Craig M. Carver
6. Sociolinguistic Attitudes and Issues in Contemporary Britain, John Algeo
7. A Polyphony of Voices: The Dialectics of Linguistic Unity and Diversity in the Twentieth-Century United States, Judith Rodby
8. Social Contexts in the History of Australian English, John Gunn
9. The Second Diaspora of English, Braj Kachru
Afterword: English: from Village to Global Village, Suzanne Romaine
Index

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