Media: Variation and Change in Dublin English
A new website has been installed at the University of Duisburg and
Essen in Germany which is dedicated to variation and change in the
pronunciation of present-day Dublin English. The site is arranged as a
tree with branches which correspond to various aspects of this topic.
There are comprehensive sections on the history of Irish English, and
of Dublin English in particular, along with discussions of features on
various linguistic levels and the sociolinguistics of present-day Dublin
In addition the website deals with the theoretical implications of current
change in Dublin English for sociolinguistic research in general.
Sample sound files for a range of varieties in Dublin are available on
the website so that users can immediately grasp the issues which are
being discussed in any given module. Detailed bibliographical
references are contained in each section so that interested scholars
and students can further pursue matters further. Glossaries, overviews
of external history and biographical notes are also included, providing
easy orientation for those who have not previously concerned
themselves with Dublin English.
The website can be accessed at the following address:
This website has been designed and is maintained by Raymond
Hickey. All the texts, graphs, tables, sound files, etc. are his own and
are put in the public domain under the assumption that if they are used
by scholars and students, then appropriate acknowledgement will be
|Date Posted:||March 04, 2012|