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Language use and the uses of language

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Published by Georgetwon University Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Variation -- Congresses.,
  • Language and languages -- Variation -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRoger W. Shuy, Anna Shnukal, editors.
    ContributionsShuy, Roger W., Shnukal, Anna.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1011 .C57 1976
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 296 p. :
    Number of Pages296
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4102888M
    ISBN 100878402128
    LC Control Number80017439


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