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Tony Crowley

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318399

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317781

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Language in Liverpool: the received history and an alternative thesis

Language in Liverpool: the received history and an alternative thesis

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(p.15) 2 Language in Liverpool: the received history and an alternative thesis
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317781.003

This chapter discusses Liverpool's linguistic history. It focuses on the development of a distinctive form of language that became identified with the town. The chapter begins with an outline of the received version of the history of language in Liverpool and the problems associated with this official account. It then proceeds to the alternative thesis of the history of language in Liverpool.

Keywords:   linguistic history, language, received version, alternative thesis

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