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  1. Changing English

    2nd Edition

    Edited by David Graddol, Dick Leith, Joan Swann, Martin Rhys, Julia Gillen

    Changing English examines the history of English from its origins in the fifth century to the present day. It focuses on the radical changes that have taken place in the structure of English over a millennium and a half, detailing the influences of migration, colonialism and many other historical,...

    Published November 27th 2006 by Routledge

  2. A Social History of English

    2nd Edition

    By Mr Dick Leith, Dick Leith

    A Social History of English is the first history of the English language to utilize the techniques, insights and concerns of sociolinguistics. Written in a non-technical way, it takes into account standardization, pidginization, bi- and multilingualism, the issues of language maintenance and...

    Published June 4th 1997 by Routledge

  3. English

    History, Diversity and Change

    Edited by David Graddol, Dick Leith, Joan Swann

    Series: English Language: Past, Present and Future

    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....

    Published April 3rd 1996 by Routledge

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