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Variety and style in spoken English — I: grammar and vocabulary

  • Dennis Freeborn
  • Peter French
  • David Langford
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Part of the Studies in English Language series book series (SEL)

Abstract

If we consider the range of situations in which language is used, the many kinds of people with whom we communicate, and the different purposes for which we talk or write, the task of describing all the varieties of English usage proves very daunting. To create some kind of order in studying variety in language use, a framework of concepts is taken from linguistics (the systematic study of language).

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Variety and style in spoken English — I: grammar and vocabulary

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© Dennis Freeborn, Peter French, David Langford 1993

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  • Dennis Freeborn
  • Peter French
  • David Langford

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