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Learning Languages in Early Modern England

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Reviewed Publication:

John Gallagher. 2019. Learning Languages in Early Modern England. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780198837909 (hardback), 288 pp. £60.00.

Corresponding author: Weiao Xing, University of Cambridge, Faculty of History, Downing College, Cambridge CB2 1DQ, UK, E-mail:


I am grateful to Simon Pickl, Mary Laven, and the anonymous reader at the Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics for their comments on drafts of this review; thanks go to John Gallagher, Chen Zhang, Kechun Li, and Zihang Yang for previous discussions.


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