|Author's preface to the first edition||viii|
|Preface to the second edition||ix|
|Part IEmergence and consolidation|
|2 Standardisation and writing ||31|
|Part IIChanging patterns of usage|
|Part IIIImposition and spread|
|6 The imposition of English in the British Isles ||149|
|7 English as an international language ||180|
|Part IVEvidence, interpretation and theory|
|8 A critical linguistic history of English texts ||217|
| Theoretical postscript ||255|
| Exercises and topics for further study ||266|
|Notes and suggested reading||272|
|Index of words and forms||299|
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Book title: A Social History of English.
Contributors: Dick Leith - Author.
Place of publication: London.
Publication year: 1997.
Page number: v.
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