LINGUIST List 26.5675

Wed Dec 23 2015

Books: Variation and Change in Postcolonial Contexts: Calabrese, Chambers, Leitner (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>


Date: 16-Dec-2015
From: Chris Humphrey <chumphreyc-s-p.org>
Subject: Variation and Change in Postcolonial Contexts: Calabrese, Chambers, Leitner (eds.)
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Title: Variation and Change in Postcolonial Contexts
Published: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
                http://www.cambridgescholars.com/

Book URL: http://www.cambridgescholars.com/variation-and-change-in-postcolonial-contexts

Editor: Rita Calabrese
Editor: J. K. Chambers
Editor: Gerhard Leitner
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443876117 Pages: 325 Price: U.K. £ 52.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443876117 Pages: 325 Price: U.S. $ 90.95
Abstract:

This volume addresses recent issues concerning language change and standardization in postcolonial settings. The book brings together experts from North America, Africa, Asia and the insular areas of Australia and Trinidad and Tobago, and discusses aspects of language variation in the emergence of new varieties. The approaches range from linguistic diagnostics and related methodologies to the most accredited interpretative theories on the evolution of New Englishes. The book includes a section on emerging varieties of English in new media, and special focus has been given to those new varieties of Philippine and Nigerian English spoken in a non-canonical post-colonial context represented by the city of Turin, Italy. The result is a collection of studies that illuminate issues of language variability from different perspectives in order to contribute to the lengthy debate on language contact, diversification, speciation and standardization.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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