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Legacies of Colonial English

Legacies of Colonial English
Studies in Transported Dialects

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Part of Studies in English Language

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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  • Date Published: March 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521830201

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  • This collection brings together internationally-renowned scholars to discuss the role of British dialects in the genesis and subsequent history of postcolonial Englishes. As a result of colonization, many varieties of English now exist around the world. Considering the input of Scottish, English and Irish dialects, they examine a wide range of Englishes--including those in North and South America, South Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. They also explain why many overseas Englishes still reflect non-standard British usage from the distant past.

    • 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
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    • Date Published: March 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521830201
    • length: 734 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 44 mm
    • weight: 1.24kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of 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.

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    Raymond Hickey, Universität-Gesamthochschule-Essen

    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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