Legacies of Colonial English: Studies in Transported Dialects

Legacies of Colonial English: Studies in Transported Dialects

by Raymond Hickey
     
 

As a result of colonization, many varieties of English now exist around the world. 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… See more details below

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As a result of colonization, many varieties of English now exist around the world. 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 nonstandard 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 resource for scholars and students of English language and linguistics, particularly those interested in sociolinguistics, historical linguistics and dialectology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521175074
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Series:
Studies in English Language Series
Pages:
734
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.61(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Dialects of English and their transportation33
2Scots and Scottish English59
3Development and diffusion of Irish English82
4The emergence of American English : evidence from seventeenth-century records in New England121
5The language of transported Londoners : third-person-singular present-tense markers in depositions from Virginia and the Bermudas, 1607-1624158
6Remnant dialects in the coastal United States172
7Back to the present : verbal-s in the (African American) English diaspora203
8'Canadian dainty' : the rise and decline of Briticisms in Canada224
9The legacy of British and Irish English in Newfoundland242
10The English dialect heritage of the southern United States262
11Solving Kurath's puzzle : establishing the antecedents of the American midland dialect region310
12English dialect input to the Caribbean326
13South African English363
14English transported to the south Atlantic Ocean : Tristan da Cunha387
15English on the Falklands402
16English input to Australia418
17English input to New Zealand440
18English input to the English-lexicon pidgins and creoles of the Pacific456
19Englishes in Asia and Africa : origin and structure503
20South Asian Englishes536
21South-East Asian Englishes559
App. 1Checklist of nonstandard features586
App. 2Timeline for varieties of English621
App. 3Maps of anglophone locations627
Glossary of terms654
General references671

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