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Thu Jun 06 2019

Books: Further Studies in the Lesser-Known Varieties of English: Williams, Schneider, Trudgill, Schreier (eds.)

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Date: 04-Feb-2019
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Subject: Further Studies in the Lesser-Known Varieties of English: Williams, Schneider, Trudgill, Schreier (eds.)
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Title: Further Studies in the Lesser-Known Varieties of English
Published: 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: Jeffrey P. Williams
Editor: Edgar W. Schneider
Editor: Peter Trudgill
Editor: Daniel Schreier
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107605480 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 31.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107605480 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 23.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107605480 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 28.00

Editor’s Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book.

This volume follows on from The Lesser-Known Varieties of English (Cambridge, 2010), by documenting a further range of varieties that have been overlooked and understudied. It explores varieties spoken by small groups of people in remote regions as diverse as Malta, Bermuda, the Netherlands Antilles, Brazil, the Cook Islands, and Palau. The varieties explored are as much a part of the big picture as major varieties and it is the intention of this collection to spark further interest in the sociolinguistic documentation of minority Englishes in a postcolonial world. Language endangerment is a very real factor for the vast majority of lesser-known varieties of English, and this book aims to highlight that documentation and archiving are key initial steps in revitalization and reclamation efforts. This book will be of interest to historians of English, and scholars in dialectology, language birth and death, language contact, typology, and variation and change.

1. Introduction Jeffrey P. Williams, Edgar W. Schneider, Peter Trudgill and Daniel Schreier; Part I. Europe: 2. Maltese English Manfred Krug; 3. Gibraltar English David Levey; 4. Irish travellers' English Maria Rieder; Part II. The Americas: 5. American Indian English Elizabeth Coggshall; 6. Bequia English Miriam Meyerhoff and James Walker; 7. Saban English Jeffrey P. Williams and Caroline Myrick; 8. St Eustatius English Michael Aceto; 9. The English of Gustavia, St Barthélemy Ken Decker; 10. Anglo-Paraguayan English Danae M. Perez-Inofuentes; 11. Afro-Seminole English Ian Hancock; Part III. Asia and the Pacific: 12. Palmerston (Cook Islands) English Rachel Hendrey; 13. Pasifika English in New Zealand Allan Bell, Andy Gibson and Donna Starks; 14. Palauan English Kazuko Matsumoto and David Britain.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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