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Title: Newfoundland and Labrador English
Written By: Sandra Clarke
Series Title: Dialects of English

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.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0748626166
ISBN-13: 9780748626168
Pages: 224
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0748626174
ISBN-13: 9780748626175
Pages: 224
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99