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LINGUIST List 18.2809

Thu Sep 27 2007

Books: Sociolinguistics/Historical Linguistics: Britain (Ed)

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Language in the British Isles: Britain (Ed)

Message 1: Language in the British Isles: Britain (Ed)
Date: 26-Sep-2007
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Language in the British Isles: Britain (Ed)
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Title: Language in the British Isles
Published: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Editor: David Britain
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521791502 Pages: 528 Price: U.K. £ 50.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521794886 Pages: 522 Price: U.K. £ 18.99

The British Isles are home to a vast range of different spoken and signed
languages and dialects. Language continues to evolve rapidly, in its
diversity, in the number and the backgrounds of its speakers, and in the
repercussions it has had for political and educational affairs. This book
provides a comprehensive survey of the dominant languages and dialects used
in the British Isles. Topics covered include the history of English; the
relationship between Standard and Non-Standard Englishes; the major
non-standard varieties spoken on the islands; and the history of
multilingualism; and the educational and planning implications of
linguistic diversity in the British Isles. Among the many dialects and
languages surveyed by the volume are British Black English, Celtic
languages, Chinese, Indian, European migrant languages, British Sign
Language, and Anglo-Romani. Clear and accessible in its approach, it will
be welcomed by students in sociolinguistics, English language, and
dialectology, as well as anyone interested more generally in language
within British society.

David Britain;

Part I. English:

1. History of English
James Milroy;

2. Standard and non-standard English
Paul Kerswill;

3. Phonological variation in England
Paul Foulkes and Gerard Docherty;

4. Grammatical variation in England
David Britain;

5. Scottish English and Scots
Paul Johnston;

6. Northern Irish English
Kevin McCafferty;

7. Southern Irish English
Raymond Hickey;

8. English in Wales
Robert Penhallurick;

9. English on the Isle of Man
Andrew Hamer;

10. English in the Channel Islands
Heinrich Ramisch;

Part II. The Celtic Languages:

11. The history of the Celtic languages in the British Isles
Paul Russell;

12. Gaelic
Kenneth MacKinnon;

13. Irish
Pádraig Ó Riagáin;

14. Welsh
Martin Ball;

Part III. Other Languages of the British Isles:

15. Multilingualism
Mark Gibson;

16. Caribbean creoles and Black English
Mark Sebba;

17. Indic languages
Mike Reynolds and Mahendra Verma;

18. Chinese
Li Wei;

19. European immigrant languages
Penelope Gardner-Chloros;

20. Sign languages
Bencie Woll and Rachel Sutton-Spence;

21. Channel Island French
Mari Jones;

22. Angloromani
Peter Bakker and Donald Kenrick;

Part IV. Applied Sociolinguistic Issues:

23. Language policy and planning
Dennis Ager;

24. Non-standard English and education
Ann Williams;

25. Education and languages other than English
Ben Rampton, Roxy Harris and Constant Leung.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
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Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
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Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
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Springer http://www.springer.com

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Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/


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