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Legacies of Colonial English

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  • Page extent: 734 pages
  • Size: 229 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 1.06 kg

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521175074)

As a result of colonization, many varieties of English now exist around the world. Originally published in 2005, Legacies of Colonial English brings together a team of internationally renowned scholars to discuss the role of British dialects in both the genesis and subsequent history of postcolonial Englishes. Considering the input of Scottish, English and Irish dialects, they closely examine a wide range of Englishes - including those in North and South America, South Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand - and explain why many of them still reflect non-standard British usage from the distant past. Complete with a checklist of dialect features, a detailed glossary and set of general references on the topic of postcolonial Englishes, this book will be an invaluable source to scholars and students of English language and linguistics, particularly those interested in sociolinguistics, historical linguistics and dialectology.

• Was the first comprehensive book devoted to the legacy of British dialects in extraterritorial Englishes • The contributors include many of the leading scholars in the field • The different social and linguistic conditions in the various settings under discussion are taken fully into account, rather than one explanatory model being expected to serve for all cases

Contents

Introduction Raymond Hickey; Part I. Out of Britain: 1. Dialects of English and their transportation Raymond Hickey; 2. Scots and Scottish English Caroline Macafee; 3. Development and diffusion of Irish English Raymond Hickey; Part II. The New World: 4. The emergence of American English Merja Kytö; 5. The language of deported Londoners Laura Wright; 6. Remnant dialects in the coastal United States Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes; 7. Verbal -s in the (African American) English diaspora Shana Poplack and Sali Tagliamonte; 8. 'Canadian dainty': the rise and decline of Briticisms in mainland Canadian English J. K. Chambers; 9. The legacy of British and Irish English in Newfoundland Sandra Clarke; 10. The English dialect heritage of the Southern United States Edgar W. Schneider; 11. Solving Kurath's puzzle: establishing the antecedents of the American midland dialect region Michael Montgomery; 12. English dialect input to the Caribbean Raymond Hickey; Part III. The Southern Hemisphere: 13. South African English Roger Lass; 14. English transported to the south Atlantic Ocean: Tristan da Cunha Daniel Schreier; 15. English on the Falklands Andrea Sudbury; 16. English input to Australia Scott Kiesling; 17. English input to New Zealand Elizabeth Gordon and Peter Trudgill; 18. English input to the English-lexicon pidgins and creoles of the Pacific Suzanne Romaine; Part IV. English in Asia: 19. Asian Englishes, origin and structure Raymond Hickey; 20. South Asian Englishes Raymond Hickey; 21. South-east Asian Englishes Raymond Hickey; Part V. Appendixes: 22. Checklist of nonstandard features Raymond Hickey; 23. Glossary of terms Raymond Hickey; 24. General references Raymond Hickey; 25. Timeline for varieties of English Raymond Hickey; 26. Maps of anglophone locations Raymond Hickey.

Contributors

Raymond Hickey, Caroline Macafee, Merja Kytö, Laura Wright, Walt Wolfram, Natalie Schilling-Estes, Shana Poplack, Sali Tagliamonte, J. K. Chambers, Sandra Clarke, Edgar Schneider, Michael Montgomery, Roger Lass, Daniel Schreier, Andrea Sudbury, Scott Kiesling, Elizabeth Gordon, Peter Trudgill, Suzanne Romaine

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