Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

Offers a unique view of the English language and its development, and includes witty commentary and anecdotes along the way.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."


Book Information

   

Title: The Lesser-Known Varieties of English
Subtitle: An Introduction
Edited By: Daniel Schreier
Peter Trudgill
Edgar W. W. Schneider
Jeffrey P. Williams
Description:

This is the first ever volume to compile sociolinguistic and historical
information on lesser-known, and relatively ignored, native varieties of
English around the world. Exploring areas as diverse as the Pacific, South
America, the South Atlantic and West Africa, it shows how these varieties
are as much part of the big picture as major varieties and that their
analysis is essential for addressing some truly important issues in
linguistic theory, such as dialect obsolescence and death, language birth,
dialect typology and genetic classification, patterns of diffusion and
transplantation and contact-induced language change. It also shows how
close interwoven fields such as social history, contact linguistics and
variationist sociolinguistics are in accounting for their formation and
maintenance, providing a thorough description of the lesser-known varieties
of English and their relevance for language spread and change.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9780511686610
Prices: U.S. $ 28.00
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521710169
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780521883962
Prices: U.K. £ 55.00