Merchants of Innovation: The Languages of Traders - Studies in Language Change [SLC] 15
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Merchants of Innovation: The Languages of Traders - Studies in Language Change [SLC] 15

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Traders around the world use particular spoken argots. The written registers of traders, too, in their correspondence and commercial texts show significant differences from the language used in official or legal writing. This volume suggests a clear cross-linguistic tendency that mercantile writing displays a greater degree of language mixing, code-switching and linguistic innovation, and, by setting such precedents, promote language change.

Publisher: De Gruyter
ISBN: 9781501503559
Number of pages: 275
Dimensions: 230 x 155 mm

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