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Tue May 13 2014

Books: Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English: Rosen

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Subject: Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English: Rosen
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Title: Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English
Series Title: Varieties of English Around the World G48
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Author: Anna Rosen
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270528 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270528 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270528 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027249081 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027249081 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027249081 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94

Situated at the crossroads of dialectology, sociolinguistics and contact linguistics, this volume provides a first comprehensive description of the morphosyntactic inventory of the variety of English spoken on Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands. Based on a specially compiled corpus of spoken material containing both present-day sociolinguistic and archive data, it thereby reveals an intricate network of variation and change in this language-shift variety. The study adopts a cross-varietal approach for its analyses, which enables a first more systematic comparison between the Englishes spoken on Jersey, on its sister island Guernsey and beyond. In addition, it discusses the implications of identity aspects for language use in Jersey. The book will therefore be of major interest to any researcher or student working in the areas of language variation and change, language contact or dialectology and to those interested in sociolinguistic methodology and the relationships between language and identity.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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