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LINGUIST List 17.2075

Tue Jul 18 2006

Books: Sociolinguistics: Mesthrie

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        1.    Joyce Reid, English in Language Shift: Mesthrie


Message 1: English in Language Shift: Mesthrie
Date: 14-Jul-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: English in Language Shift: Mesthrie


Title: English in Language Shift
Subtitle: The History, Structure and Sociolinguistics of South African Indian English
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521026499

Author: Rajend Mesthrie
Paperback: ISBN: 0521026490 Pages: 272 Price: U.S. $ 39.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521026490 Pages: 272 Price: U.S. $ 75.00
Abstract:

Rajend Mesthrie examines the rise of a new variety of English among Indian
migrant workers indentured on the plantations of Natal in South Africa.
Considering the historical background to, and linguistic consequences of,
language shift in an immigrant context, he draws significant parallels
between second language acquisition and the processes of pidginization and
creolization. South African Indian English is compared with other dialects
in South Africa, with English in India, and with Englishes generally.

Preface;
Acknowledgements;
1. Historical background: the shaping of a New English;
2. Variation in SAIE: a first glimpse;
3. Syntactic variation: the relative clause;
4. Word-order principles;
5. Non-syntactic variation;
6. Perspectives from second-language acquisition;
7. Perspectives from pidgin and creole studies;
Appendices;
Notes;
Sources and references;
Index.


Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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