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Conflict and Change in the History of English
Tim Machan, Marquette University

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Language Anxiety: Conflict and Change in the History of English (Book)
Title: Language Anxiety: Conflict and Change in the History of English
Abstract: This book looks at the ever-present anxieties associated with language change. Focusing on English from Alfred the Great to the present, Tim Machan offers a fresh perspective on the history of language. He reveals amusing and sometimes disconcerting aspects of our linguistic and social behavior and suggests that anxiety about language has sometimes allowed us to avoid the issues we really find disturbing: when speakers of English worry over grammar, sounds, or words the real source of their anxiety is often not language at all but issues like immigration or social instability.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199232123.do?keyword=language+anxiety&sortby=bestMatches
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780199232123


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