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  1. Teaching the History of the English Language

    Guides instructors in choosing among many possibilities to design an history of the English language (HEL) course to match their own interests and institutions. The essays consider what subjects to include, how to organise the course, and what textbook to assign. They offer historical approaches and those that are not structured by chronology. Learn More
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  2. A Dictionary of Ch'orti' Mayan–Spanish–English

    Of extant languages, Ch'orti' Mayan is the closest to ancient Maya hieroglyphic script, but it is a language that is decreasing in usage. From gathered over many years, Kerry Hull has created the largest and most complete Ch'orti' Mayan dictionary to date. With nearly 9,000 entries, this trilingual dictionary of Ch'orti', Spanish, and English preserves ancient words and concepts that were vital to this culture in the past. Learn More
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  3. Calunga and the Legacy of an African Language in Brazil

    Steven Byrd's study provides a comprehensive linguistic description of Calunga based on two years of interviews with speakers of the language. He examines its history and historical context as well as its linguistic context, its sociolinguistic profile, and its lexical and grammatical outlines. Learn More
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  4. Revolutionary Roots of Modern Yiddish, 1903-1917

    At the beginning of the twentieth century, Yiddish was widely viewed as a corrupt form of German that Jews had to abandon if they hoped to engage in intellectual, cultural, or political work. Yet, by 1917 it was the dominant language of the Russian Jewish press. This title investigates how this change in status occurred. Learn More
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  5. Writing Blue Highways

    The story behind the writing of the best-selling Blue Highways is as fascinating as the epic trip itself. More than thirty years after his 14,000-mile, 38-state journey, William Least Heat-Moon reflects on the four years he spent capturing the lessons of the road trip on paper - his composition process, the drafts and revisions, the string of rejections by publishers, the strains on his relationships, and many other aspects of the toil that went into writing his first book. Learn More
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  6. Voices of Our Ancestors

    Offers the linguistic history of South Carolina. Examining how South Carolinians spoke in public and private, this title shows how they developed a common culture while honoring as best they could the heritages and tongues of their ancestors. It focuses on the development of the Gullah language among the coastal African American peoples. Learn More
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