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The Multilingual Origins of Standard English

By: Wright, Laura(Edited by)

Part of the Topics in English Linguistics [Tiel] series
3110687518 / 9783110687514
Published 07/09/2020
155 x 230 mm 545 pages, 84 Tables, black and white; 114 Illustrations, black and white
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In Part One (the Orthodox Version) the contributors to this volume show how monolingual explanations of the origins of Standard English are incorrect.

Part Two (the Revised Version) provides an alternative sociolinguistic, multilingual history, where it is argued that English came to take over the roles, registers and written conventions of Anglo-Norman French, and that standardisation was the result of fourteenth-century socioeconomic shift.


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