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Orthography as Social Action: Scripts, Spelling, Identity and Power

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Orthography as Social Action : Scripts, Spelling, Identity and Power. / Sebba, Mark (Editor); Jaffe, Alexandra (Editor); Androutsopoulos, Jannis (Editor); Johnson, Sally (Editor).

Berlin : De Gruyter, 2012. 392 p. (Language and Social Processes ).

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Harvard

Sebba, M, Jaffe, A, Androutsopoulos, J & Johnson, S (eds) 2012, Orthography as Social Action: Scripts, Spelling, Identity and Power. Language and Social Processes , De Gruyter, Berlin.

APA

Sebba, M., Jaffe, A., Androutsopoulos, J., & Johnson, S. (Eds.) (2012). Orthography as Social Action: Scripts, Spelling, Identity and Power. (Language and Social Processes ). De Gruyter.

Vancouver

Sebba M, (ed.), Jaffe A, (ed.), Androutsopoulos J, (ed.), Johnson S, (ed.). Orthography as Social Action: Scripts, Spelling, Identity and Power. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012. 392 p. (Language and Social Processes ).

Author

Sebba, Mark (Editor) ; Jaffe, Alexandra (Editor) ; Androutsopoulos, Jannis (Editor) ; Johnson, Sally (Editor). / Orthography as Social Action : Scripts, Spelling, Identity and Power. Berlin : De Gruyter, 2012. 392 p. (Language and Social Processes ).

Bibtex

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