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LINGUIST List 21.1873

Sun Apr 18 2010

Books: Sociolinguistics: Clarke

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        1.    Victoria McCafferty, Newfoundland and Labrador English: Clarke

Message 1: Newfoundland and Labrador English: Clarke
Date: 15-Apr-2010
From: Victoria McCafferty <Anna.Glaziereup.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Newfoundland and Labrador English: Clarke
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Title: Newfoundland and Labrador English
Series Title: Dialects of English
Published: 2010
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
                http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/

Book URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/978-0-7486-2617-5

Author: Sandra Clarke
Hardback: ISBN: 9780748626168 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 60.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780748626175 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 19.99
Abstract:

The English spoken in Newfoundland and Labrador has long been recognised as
a distinct variety within North America. Known for its conservatism,
Newfoundland English has retained close affinities with its linguistic
roots - the traditional dialects of southwest England and southeast
Ireland. Since joining Canada in 1949, the region has undergone substantial
socioeconomic and cultural change. It has also experienced considerable
linguistic change, much of which involves adoption of community-external,
or supralocal, features on the part of younger generations. As a result,
Newfoundland English displays a degree of internal variation that has few
parallels in the English-speaking world.

Key Features
*an accessible description of the phonological, grammatical and lexical
features that characterise the English of Newfoundland and Labrador
*an account of the province's linguistic variation in terms of historical,
regional and social factors
*language samples from both traditional and contemporary speakers
*an overview of published work from earlier centuries to the present.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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