Ulster Scots Speech

Ulster Scots Speech

by Rona K. Kingsmore
     
 

This book examines phonological variation of the inhabitants of Coleraine, a small town in Northern Ireland.See more details below

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This book examines phonological variation of the inhabitants of Coleraine, a small town in Northern Ireland.

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“A solid contribution to our knowledge of Ulster speech that enhances our understanding of the role that social networks play in language variation.” - Guy Bailey, University of Memphis

“Kingsmore’s study makes a substantial contribution. Her success with the family model should encourage its broader application; her valuable critique of former research will engender, one hopes, a new round of research free from the weaknesses she discovers; her hypothesizing on factors of change is stimulating, especially her challenge to traditional notions of gendered variation.” - Thomas E. Nunnally, Auburn University

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Examines the phonological variation among the inhabitants of Coleraine, an urban working-class community in Northern Ireland in order to identify some of the mechanisms involved in language change. Focuses on the social and family networks and how they influence the status and stigma of competing nonstandard pronunciations. Many of the issues addressed are at the center of debates in US colleges about the use of nonstandard English. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817307110
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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