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

Subjects:

  • Sociolinguistics,
  • Social history

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Peter Burke, Roy Porter.
SeriesCambridge studies in oral and literate culture ;, 12
ContributionsBurke, Peter., Porter, Roy, 1946-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsP40 .S544 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 219 p. :
Number of Pages219
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2378129M
ISBN 100521301580, 0521317630
LC Control Number87006560

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