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The Resource The English languages, Tom McArthur

The English languages, Tom McArthur

Label
The English languages
Title
The English languages
Statement of responsibility
Tom McArthur
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Hundreds of millions of people use English every day everywhere in the world, but may or may not succeed in understanding one other. Despite the success of its standard form (or forms) in many countries, the complex called 'English' is immensely diverse - probably more diverse than any language has ever been - and is likely to become more so in the next century. This book is a compelling and wide-ranging invitation to consider the nature, the varieties, the descriptions, the options, and the implications of this vast system. The English Languages looks at the 'pluralism' of English - the many 'Englishes' identified by scholars in the last twenty years - and addresses the question of whether English can be considered a family of languages in its own right, like the Romance languages."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McArthur, Tom
Dewey number
427
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PE2751
LC item number
.M38 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Communication, International
Label
The English languages, Tom McArthur
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Organized Babel -- A universal resource -- Cracks in the academic monolith -- Models of English -- Standardness -- Scots and southron -- Substrates and superstrates -- The Latin analogy -- The shapes of English
Control code
37755224
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 247 pages
Isbn
9780521485821
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
97042227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The English languages, Tom McArthur
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Organized Babel -- A universal resource -- Cracks in the academic monolith -- Models of English -- Standardness -- Scots and southron -- Substrates and superstrates -- The Latin analogy -- The shapes of English
Control code
37755224
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 247 pages
Isbn
9780521485821
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
97042227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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