LINGUIST List 8.1316

Tue Sep 16 1997

Books: English Dialectology

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  1. Tony Schiavo, New Books: English Dialectology

Message 1: New Books: English Dialectology

Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 12:39:06 -0400
From: Tony Schiavo <tonybenjamins.com>
Subject: New Books: English Dialectology


John Benjamins Publishing would like to call your attention to the
following new titles in the field of English Dialectology:


ENGLISHES AROUND THE WORLD I
GENERAL STUDIES: BRITISH ISLES, NORTH AMERICA
STUDIES IN HONOUR OF MANFRED GOERLACH
Edgar W. Schneider (ed.)
1997 vi, 329 pp. Varieties of English Around the World, G18
US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 449 8 Price: US$79.00
Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 4876 1 Price: Hfl. 140,--
John Benjamins Publishing web site: http://www.benjamins.com
For further information via e-mail: servicebenjamins.com

The two volumes of Englishes Around the World present high-quality
original research papers written in honour of Manfred Goerlach,
founder and editor of the journal English World-Wide and the book
series Varieties of English Around the World. The papers thematically
focus on the field that Manfred Georlach has helped to build and
shape. Volume 1 contains articles on general topics and studies of
what might be termed "Old" Englishes, varieties of English that have
been rooted in their respective regions for a long time and have been
traditional focal points of scholarly study. The first section
contains eight general and comparative papers (dealing with
terminological matters or definitions of core concepts, historical
issues, structural comparisons across a wide range of varieties,
etc.); the second one has nine papers on dialects of English as used
in the British Isles (covering England, Scotland, Ulster and Ireland);
and finally, there are four contributions on North American varieties
of English (including Southern English, African American Vernacular
English, Newfoundland Vernacular English, and American English in a
historical perspective). The thematic scope comprises the levels of
lexis, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, and orthography, as
well as sociohistorical issues, the question of the evolution and
transmission of dialects, various sources of evidence including
literary dialect, etc. Contributors to the respective sections
include J. Algeo, W.-D. Bald, J.-M. Gachelin, A.F. Gupta, K. Hansen,
J. Holm, J. Spencer and Ch. Stephan; I. Brown and K. Lenz, B. Glauser,
J.L. Kallen, R. Macaulay, J.D. McClure, C. Milton, M. Montgomery,
W. Viereck, and E. Weiner; G. Bailey, S. Clarke, P. Cukor-Avila, and
W.A. Kretzschmar.


ENGLISHES AROUND THE WORLD II
CARIBBEAN, AFRICA, ASIA, AUSTRALASIA
STUDIES IN HONOUR OF MANFRED GOERLACH
Edgar W. Schneider (ed.)
1997 viii, 358 pp. Varieties of English Around the World, G19
US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 716 0 Price: US$85.00
Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 4877 X Price: Hfl. 150,--
John Benjamins Publishing web site: http://www.benjamins.com
For further information via e-mail: servicebenjamins.com

The two volumes of Englishes Around the World present high-quality
original research papers written in honour of Manfred Goerlach,
founder and editor of the journal English World-Wide and the book
series Varieties of English Around the World. The papers thematically
focus on the field that Manfred Goerlach has helped to build and
shape. Volume 2 of Englishes Around the World presents studies of
so-called "New Englishes", post-colonial varieties as spoken
predominantly in countries of the former British Empire. There are
five contributions on the Caribbean (covering Jamaica, Guyana, and
Trinidad), five articles on Africa (South Africa, East Africa, and
Nigeria), six studies of English in Asian countries (Japan, the
Philippines, India, Singapore, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea), and
six papers on Australia and New Zealand. Topics covered range from
sociohistorical causes and processes, the nativization of English in
different countries, or the expression of individual identities by
means of the English language through structural descriptions to
sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, lexicographic, pragmatic,
stylistic, and other matters. The articles in the respective sections
are written by D.R. Craig; L.M. Haynes; P.L. Patrick;
K. Shields-Brodber and L. Winer; A Banjo; V. de Klerk; R. Meshtrie;
J. Schmied and P. Silva; R.W. Bailey; A. Gonzales; R. Begum and
T. Kandiah; R.R. Mehrotra; P. Muehlhausler and M. Newbrook; L. Bauer;
S. Butler; M. Clyne; P. Peters and A. Delbridge; G. Tulloch and
G.W. Turner.

For further information please e-mail
Bernadette Keck: servicebenjamins.com
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