Exploring the English language
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Exploring the English language


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The extracts acknowledged below appear Chapter 3 (‘Modernity and English as a national language’ by Dick Leith and David Graddol with contributions by Liz Jackson) in Changing English, first published 2007 by Routledge in association with the Open University. Copyright © The Open University.

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These extracts are taken from U211 Exploring the English Language. Produced by the BBC © 2007 The Open University.


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