Legacies of Colonial English: Studies in Transported Dialects

Legacies of Colonial English: Studies in Transported Dialects

by Raymond Hickey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521175070

ISBN-13: 9780521175074

Pub. Date: 03/03/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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.

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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

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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