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Multilingual Practices in Language History

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Pahta, P_ivi / Skaffari, Janne / Wright, Laura

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(Hardback | ISBN 9781501513817 | 361 pages)

Summary

Texts of the past were often produced by and for people with multilingual repertoires and thus reflect ongoing and earlier language contact situations &#8211 an insight that is increasingly important for understanding language history. This volume explores multilingual practices in familiar and neglected genres, periods and areas, discusses relevant concepts and theories, and introduces new methods of analyzing multilingualism in historical materials.