Exploring Language Change

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In this student-friendly text, Jones and Singh explore the phenomenon of language change, with a particular focus on the social contexts of its occurrence and possible motivations, including speakers intentions and attitudes. Presenting new or little-known data, the authors draw a distinction between "unconscious" and "deliberate" change. The discussion on "unconscious" change considers phenomena such as the emergence and obsolescence of individual languages, whilst the sections on "deliberate" change focus on issues ...

Exploring Language Change 2006, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415317740

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Exploring Language Change 2006, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415317757

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