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Standardizing written English

diffusion in the case of Scotland, 1520-1659

by Amy J. Devitt

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Scotland
    • Subjects:
    • Scots language -- To 1700 -- Standardization.,
    • Scots language -- To 1700 -- Written Scots.,
    • Scots language -- Standardization.,
    • Scots language -- Written Scots.,
    • Scots language -- History.,
    • Scotland -- Intellectual life -- 16th century.,
    • Scotland -- Intellectual life -- 17th century.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementAmy J. Devitt.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPE2102 .D48 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 122 p. :
      Number of Pages122
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2049508M
      ISBN 100521364469
      LC Control Number88026897

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