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Studies in the History of the English Language A Millennial Perspective (Topics in English Linguistics, 39)

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Published by Walter de Gruyter .
Written in English


  • Historical & comparative linguistics,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Grammar, Historical,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • English,
  • Language,
  • General,
  • Linguistics,
  • English language,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsDonka Minkova (Editor), Robert P. Stockwell (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages392
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9017419M
ISBN 103110173689
ISBN 109783110173680

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