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Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction


John C. Maher

25 May 2017

Very Short Introductions

John C. Maher explains why societies everywhere have become more multilingual, despite the disappearance of hundreds of the world languages. He considers our notion of language as national or cultural identities, and discusses why nations cluster and survive around particular languages even as some territories pursue autonomy or nationhood.

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Slang: A Very Short Introduction


Jonathon Green

25 February 2016

Very Short Introductions

What words qualify as slang? Should slang be acknowledged as a language in itself? And what does the digital revolution mean for the future of slang? In this Very Short Introduction, Jonathon Green addresses these questions, considering the etymology, dating, and spelling of the words that have invaded and shaped the English language.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

Third Edition


P. H. Matthews

13 March 2014

Oxford Quick Reference

This authoritative dictionary provides coverage across the field of linguistics, both the theoretical and the practical. In over 3,250 entries it clearly defines terms relating to phonetics, grammar, semantics, languages (spoken and written), dialects, and sociolinguistics.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology


T. F. Hoad

03 June 1993

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