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11 - Meanwhile … Britain and the British Isles from 1600

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  25 May 2023

Peter Trudgill
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Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
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In 1600, even as English was slowly becoming established as the dominant language in several parts of the world which were very remote from the island where it had first come into being, back in Britain there were still several regions which were not yet at all English-speaking. This was true even of parts of Herefordshire and Shropshire in England. But the major continuing story in the British Isles from 1600 onwards is the familiar one of the retreat of all the other languages English came into contact with.

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The Long Journey of English
A Geographical History of the Language
, pp. 143 - 155
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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Davies, Janet. 2014. The Welsh language: a history. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.Google Scholar
Doyle, Aidan. 2015. A history of the Irish Language: from the Norman invasion to independence. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
Filppula, Markku, Klemola, Juhani & Paulasto, Heli. 2008. English and Celtic in contact. London: Routledge.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Watson, Moray, & MacLeod, Michelle (eds.). 2010. The Edinburgh companion to the Gaelic language. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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