LINGUIST List 13.170

Tue Jan 22 2002

Books: English Language

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  1. Joyce Reid, English Language: The Legacy of Colonial English by Hickey (ed.)

Message 1: English Language: The Legacy of Colonial English by Hickey (ed.)

Date: 16 Jan 2002 15:42:48 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: English Language: The Legacy of Colonial English by Hickey (ed.)

The Legacy of Colonial English
Transported Dialects

Raymond Hickey, Universit�t Essen, Germany

This book explores the role that British dialects have played in the
genesis and subsequent history of extraterritorial varieties of
English. How did it come about that many New World, postcolonial
versions of English still reflect non-standard British usage from the
distant past? Key issues covered include the relationship between
dialect input and innovation; the extension of dialect influence; the
interaction between British dialects and indigenous languages; the
influence of the social position of immigrant speakers of dialects;
and the relationship of older forms of overseas Englishes to later New


Introduction Raymond Hickey; 

Part I. Out of Britain: 
1. The dialectal structure of England Juhani Klemola; 
2. English in Scotland Caroline Macafee; 
3. Irish English Raymond Hickey; 

Part II. The New World: 
4. Early American English Merja Kyt�; 
5. Seventeenth-century deportations to America Laura Wright; 
6. English dialects in the United States Walt Wolfram and 
 Natalie Schilling-Estes; 
7. British dialect features in African Nova Scotia Shana Poplack and 
 Sali Tagliamonte; 
8. English input to Newfoundland Sandra Clarke; 
9. The rise and decline of Briticisms in Mainland Canadian English 
 Jack Chambers; 
10.English in the Southern United States Edgar W. Schneider; 
11.The transportation of Scots and English from Ulster Michael Montgomery; 
12.English input to the Caribbean Raymond Hickey; 

Part III. The Southern Hemisphere: 
13.English input to South Africa Roger Lass; 
14.English input to Australia Scott Kiesling; 
15.English input to New Zealand Elizabeth Gordon and Peter Trudgill; 
16.English input to Melanesia Suzanne Romaine; 
17.English on Tristan da Cunha Daniel Schreier; 
18.English on the Falklands Andrea Sudbury

Studies in English Language

2002/c. 320 pp./20 figures/5 maps
0-521-79108-1/Hb/List: $59.95*

Cambridge University Press
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