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Name: Daniel  Schreier
Institution: Universität Zürich
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Homepage: http://www.es.unizh.ch
State and/or Country: Switzerland   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Phonetics
Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications: Isolation and Language Change: Contemporary and Sociohistorical Evidence from Tristan da Cunha English (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003)
Consonant Change in English Worldwide: Synchrony meets Diachrony (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)
St Helenian English: Origins, Evolution and Variation (Benjamins, fc. 2007)
Soziolinguistik und Sprachwandel im Englischen: Eine Einführung (Erich Schmidt Verlag, fc. 2008)
The Lesser-known Varieties of English (co-edited with Peter Trudgill, Edgar W. Schneider & Jeffrey P. Williams; Cambridge University Press, fc. 2008)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Isolation and Language Change
 Consonant Change in English Worldwide
 St Helenian English
 Corpora: Pragmatics and Discourse
 The Lesser-Known Varieties of English
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  St Helenian English
 Corpora: Pragmatics and Discourse
Courses Taught: Introduction to English Linguistics
English Morphology
Semantics and Pragmatics
English Phonology and Accents of English
English Words: History, Structure and Usage
Sociolinguistics
Bilingualism
English in the Southern Hemisphere
Dialects and Accents of English in the British Isles
English in North America: Sociolinguistic Perspectives
African American English
A History of the English Language
Language Change
Historical Linguistics: Approaches, Theories, Methods
English Historical Linguistics
Historical Variation in English
Global English: Diffusion, Diversity and Change
Research Methodology and Methods of Analysis
Academic Paper Abstract: The Segmental Phonology of Nineteenth-century Tristan da Cunha English: convergence and local innovation
Assessing the status of lesser-known varieties of English



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