The Variation of English in Guernsey/Channel Islands

The Variation of English in Guernsey/Channel Islands

by Heinrich Ramisch
     
 

This Ph.D. dissertation portrays the linguistic situation of the Channel Islands from a diachronic point of view: the language contact between English and Norman French and the process of anglicization of the islands during the 19th and 20th centuries.
The main concern of the study is an examination of the variety of English spoken in Guernsey on the basis

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This Ph.D. dissertation portrays the linguistic situation of the Channel Islands from a diachronic point of view: the language contact between English and Norman French and the process of anglicization of the islands during the 19th and 20th centuries.
The main concern of the study is an examination of the variety of English spoken in Guernsey on the basis of interviews with 40 selected informants. The analysis includes grammatical, phonological and lexical features and discusses the influence of other varieties of English and of the local Norman French dialect (Guernesiais).

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«These chapters on the Channel Island background and the rise to dominance of English are well-documented, well-presented and accurate. The quality of methodological discussion, bibliography and proof-reading also inspire confidence in Ramisch's scholarship.» (N.C.W. Spence, English World Wide)
«Ramisch's work provides useful information on the history and language situation of the Channel islands which is supplemented by a comprehensive bibliography.» (Alfred Wollmann, Word)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783631418031
Publisher:
Verlag Lang, Peter
Publication date:
10/01/1989
Series:
Bamberger Beitraege zur Englischen Sprachwissenschaft / Bamberg Studies in English Linguistics Series, #24
Pages:
217
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.52(d)

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