English Historical Linguistics 2006
Selected papers from the fourteenth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 14), Bergamo, 21–25 August 2006
Volume III: Geo-Historical Variation in English
The papers collected in this volume were first presented at the 14th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (Bergamo, 2006). Alongside studies of syntax, morphology, lexis and semantics, published in two sister volumes, many innovative contributions focused on geo-historical variation in English. A carefully peer-reviewed selection, including two plenary lectures, appears here in print for the first time, bearing witness to the increasing scholarly interest in varieties of English other than so-called ‘standard’ English. In all the contributions, well-established methods of historical dialectology combine with new theoretical approaches, in an attempt to shed more light on phenomena that have hitherto remained unexplored, or have only just begun to be investigated. Perceptual dialectology is also taken into consideration, and state-of-the-art tools, such as electronic corpora and atlases, are employed consistently, ensuring the methodological homogeneity of the contributions.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 297] 2008. xiii, 197 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword | pp. vii–viii
Introduction | pp. ix–xiii
The early Middle English scribe: Sprach er wie er schrieb?Margaret Laing | pp. 1–44
Essex/Suffolk scribes and their language in fifteenth-century LondonLister M. Matheson | pp. 45–65
Middle English word geography: Methodology and applications illustratedMaría José Carrillo Linares and Edurne Garrido Anes | pp. 67–89
Northern Middle English: Towards telling the full storyJulia Fernández Cuesta and Nieves Rodríguez Ledesma | pp. 91–109
The origins of the Northern Subject RuleNynke de Haas | pp. 111–130
Dynamic dialectology and social networksMieko Ogura and William S-Y. Wang | pp. 131–151
The Celtic hypothesis hasn't gone away: New perspectives on old debatesMarkku Filppula | pp. 153–170
On the trail of "intolerable Scoto-Hibernic jargon": Ulster English, Irish English and dialect hygiene in William Carleton's Traits and stories of the Irish peasantry (First Series, 1830)Kevin McCafferty | pp. 171–184
Exceptions to sound change and external motivationRaymond Hickey | pp. 185–194
Index of subjects | pp. 195–197
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Main BIC Subject
CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General