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Foundations

Bernard Bergonzi

in Exploding English

Published in print May 1991 | ISBN: 9780198112617
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670817 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112617.003.0003

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Foundations

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This chapter discusses the historical emergence of ‘English’, which in itself is able to convey potent emotions but has no immediately obvious referent. ‘English’ can refer to a nation, a language, a literature, or an academic subject. There is a discussion in this chapter that centres on the five separate constituents in the historical emergence of ‘English’.

Keywords: historical emergence; English; nation; language; literature; academic subject; constituents

Chapter.  5047 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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