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Further Studies in the Lesser-Known Varieties of English

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Jeffrey P. Williams, Edgar W. Schneider, Peter Trudgill, Daniel Schreier, Manfred Krug, David Levey, Maria Rieder, Elizabeth Coggshall, Miriam Meyerhoff, James Walker, Caroline Myrick, Michael Aceto, Ken Decker, Danae M. Perez-Inofuentes, Ian Hancock, Rachel Hendrey, Allan Bell, Andy Gibson, Donna Starks, Kazuko Matsumoto, David Britain
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  • Date Published: May 2015
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  • isbn: 9781316308516

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  • 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.

    • Varieties are described using a shared framework of presentation and typological organization so readers can easily draw their own comparisons from the information presented
    • Broadens the scope of the typology of lesser-known varieties of English by extending the chronology explaining that 'native' contact Englishes have been developing from early in the colonial period
    • Delimits and demarcates the status of 'lesser-known' varieties of English so readers can apply the characteristics used to delimit and demarcate in this volume to other marginally documented varieties
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    '[Further Studies in the Lesser-Known Varieties of English] proves wrong the commonly held assumption that linguistic heterogeneity is a property of large urban populations and provides an excellent starting point for sociolinguistic, contact linguistic and linguistic anthropological research projects that will unearth more detailed insights into the dynamics of language use outside of the urban western context.' Bettina Megge, Journal of Sociolinguistics

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    • Date Published: May 2015
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316308516
    • contains: 2 maps 17 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Editors

    Jeffrey P. Williams, Texas Tech University
    Jeffrey P. Williams is Professor of Anthropology at Texas Tech University. He previously taught at the University of Sydney and Cleveland State University. Most recently he edited The Aesthetics of Grammar: Sound and Meaning in the Languages of Mainland Southeast Asia (Cambridge, 2014).

    Edgar W. Schneider, Universität Regensburg, Germany
    Edgar W. Schneider is Professor and Chair of English Linguistics at Universität Regensburg, Germany. He has published and lectured on all continents on topics in the dialectology, sociolinguistics, history, and semantics of English and its varieties. He edited the scholarly journal English World-Wide for many years and has written and edited about twenty books, including Handbook of Varieties of English (2004, 2008), Postcolonial English (Cambridge, 2007) and English around the World (Cambridge, 2011).

    Peter Trudgill, Universitet i Agder, Norway

    Daniel Schreier, Universität Zürich

    Contributors

    Jeffrey P. Williams, Edgar W. Schneider, Peter Trudgill, Daniel Schreier, Manfred Krug, David Levey, Maria Rieder, Elizabeth Coggshall, Miriam Meyerhoff, James Walker, Caroline Myrick, Michael Aceto, Ken Decker, Danae M. Perez-Inofuentes, Ian Hancock, Rachel Hendrey, Allan Bell, Andy Gibson, Donna Starks, Kazuko Matsumoto, David Britain

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