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Burghs in Scottish History

Joanna Kopaczyk

in The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs: Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199945153
eISBN:
9780199345939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945153.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

This chapter opens the second part of the book, devoted to the historical and social background of legal discourse in medieval and early modern Scotland. Early urban centres—the burghs—provide ... More


The River of English

Tim William Machan

in What is English?: And Why Should We Care?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199601257
eISBN:
9780191759031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601257.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

The questions considered in this book, put simply, are: What is English? How do we know? And why should we care? They are historical questions, and also questions that have become increasingly ... More


From usage guides to language blogs

Morana Lukač

in English Usage Guides: History, Advice, Attitudes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808206
eISBN:
9780191845888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808206.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

Public debates on language use today have switched platforms from newspaper columns to social media, and instead of turning the pages of printed usage guides, English speakers most commonly turn to ... More


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