Canadian languages in their social context
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Published by Linguistic Research in Edmonton, Alta, Champaign, Ill .
Written in English


  • Sociolinguistics,
  • Canada -- Languages

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Includes bibliographies.

Statementedited by Regna Darnell.
SeriesSociolinguistics series -- 3., Current inquiry into language & linguistics 7
ContributionsDarnell, Regna.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 191 p. :
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23751665M

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