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Sat Jun 23 2007

Books: Sociolinguistics/Historical Linguistics: Schneider

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        1.     Davies, Postcolonial English: Schneider


Message 1: Postcolonial English: Schneider
Date: 21-Jun-2007
From: Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Postcolonial English: Schneider


Title: Postcolonial English
Subtitle: Varieties around the world
Published: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Edgar W. Schneider
Hardback: ISBN: Pages: 384 Price: U.S. $ 115.00
Hardback: ISBN: Pages: 384 Price: U.K. £ 60.00
Paperback: ISBN: Pages: 384 Price: U.S. $ 39.99
Paperback: ISBN: Pages: 384 Price: U.K. £ 21.99
Abstract:

The global spread of English has resulted in the emergence of a diverse
range of postcolonial varieties around the world. Postcolonial English
provides a clear and original account of the evolution of these varieties,
exploring the historical, social and ecological factors that have shaped
all levels of their structure. It argues that while these Englishes have
developed new and unique properties which differ greatly from one location
to another, their spread and diversification can in fact be explained by a
single underlying process, which builds upon the constant relationships and
communication needs of the colonizers, the colonized, and other parties.
Outlining the stages and characteristics of this process, it applies them
in detail to English in sixteen different countries across all continents
as well as, in a separate chapter, to a history of American English.

Of key interest to sociolinguists, dialectologists, historical linguists and
syntacticians alike, this book provides a fascinating new picture of the
growth and evolution of English around the globe.

1. Introduction;
2. Charting the territory: Postcolonial English as a field of linguistic
investigation;
3. The evolution of postcolonial English: The dynamic model;
4. Linguistic aspects of nativization;
5. Countries along the cycle: Case studies;
6. The cycle in hindsight: The emergence of American English;
7. Conclusion.


Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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