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Robert McColl Millar

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  • Language, Nation and Powerby Dr Robert McColl Millar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 43.00

    Language, Nation and Power provides students with a discussion of the ways in which language has been (and is being) used to construct national (or ethnic) identity. It focuses on the processes by which a language can be planned and standardized and what the results of these processes are. Particular emphasis is given to the historical and social... more...

  • Authority and Identityby Dr Robert McColl Millar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    This is a history of Europe unlike any other: a theory-informed history of its language use. The 'rise' and 'fall' of languages are recounted, along with an analysis of why periods of linguistic diversity are followed by hegemony. How did the sociolinguistic past differ from the sociolinguistic present? more...

  • English Historical Sociolinguisticsby Robert McColl Millar

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 37.00

    Sociolinguistics provides a powerful instrument by which we can interpret the contemporary and near-contemporary use of language in relation to the society in which speakers live. Almost since the beginning of the discipline, however, attempts have been made to extrapolate backwards and interpret past linguistic change sociolinguistically. Some of... more...

  • Northern and Insular Scotsby Robert McColl Millar

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 99.50

    The Scots dialects of northern Scotland, Orkney and Shetland are among the most traditional varieties of ?English?, exhibiting features not current elsewhere for centuries. Until recently, they were spoken in communities whose traditional occupations have encouraged the equation of speech with local identity. They have all also been affected by contact... more...

  • English Historical Sociolinguisticsby Robert McColl Millar

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 112.00

    Sociolinguistics provides a powerful instrument by which we can interpret the contemporary and near-contemporary use of language in relation to the society in which speakers live. Almost since the beginning of the discipline, however, attempts have been made to extrapolate backwards and interpret past linguistic change sociolinguistically. Some of... more...

  • Trask's Historical Linguistics 2nd Editionby Robert McColl Millar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    A new edition of this very well-respected introduction to Historical Linguistics. more...

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