Writing in Nonstandard English

| University of Helsinki
| University of Stockholm
| University of Stockholm
ISBN 9789027250827 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781556199455 (USA) | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027299031 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
This book investigates linguistic variation as a complex continuum of language use from standard to nonstandard. In our view, these notions can only be established through mutual definition, and they cannot exist without the opposite pole. What is considered standard English changes according to the approach at hand, and the nonstandard changes accordingly. This book offers an interdisciplinary and multifaceted approach to this central theme of wide interest.
The articles approach writing in nonstandard language through various disciplines and methodologies: sociolinguistics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, dialectology, corpus linguistics, and ideological and political points of view. The theories and methods from these fields are applied to material that ranges from nonliterary writing to canonized authors. Dialects, regional varieties and worldwide Englishes are also addressed.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 67]  2000.  viii, 404 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Irma Taavitsainen and Gunnel Melchers
Writing in Nonstandard English: Introduction
Patricia Poussa
Dickens as Sociolinguist: Dialect in David Copperfield
John M. Kirk
Contemporary Irish Writing and a Model of Speech Realism
Marion Fields
Dialect and Accent in Jim Cartwright’s Play Road as Seen through Erving Goffman’s Theory on Footing
Thomas Lavelle
The Representation of Nonstandard Syntax in John Dos Passos’ USA Trilogy
Laura Wright
Doing the Unexpected: Syntax and Style in Raymond Chandler’s Fiction
Bo Pettersson
Who Is “Sivilizing” Who(m)? The Function of Naivety and the Criticism of Huckleberry Finn — A Multidimensional Approach
Norman F. Blake
Nonstandard Language in Early Varieties of English
Irma Taavitsainen and Saara Nevanlinna
“Pills to Purge Melancholy” — Nonstandard Elements in A Dialogue Against the Feuer Pestilence
Jonathan Culpeper and Merja Kytö
Investigating Nonstandard Language in a Corpus of Early Modern English Dialogues: Methodological Considerations and Problems
Matti Rissanen
Language of Law and the Development of Standard English
Päivi Koivisto-Alanko
Cognitive Loanwords in Chaucer: Is Suprastandard Nonstandard?
Arja Nurmi
Auxiliary Do in Fifteenth-Century English: Dialectal Variation and Formulaic Use
Minna Palander-Collin
I Think, Methinks: Register Variation, Stratification, Education and Nonstandard Language
Larisa Oldireva
Catched or Caught: Towards the Standard Usage of Irregular Verbs
David Minugh
What Aileth Thee, to Print So Curiously? Archaic Forms and Contemporary Newspaper Language
Anneli Meurman-Solin
Letters as a Source of Data for Reconstructing Early Spoken Scots
Peter Trudgill
Dedialectalisation and Norfolk Dialect Orthography
Gunnel Melchers
Writing in Shetland Dialect
Kate Moore
Linguistic Airbrushing in Oral History
Gerald Porter
The Ideology of Misrepresentation: Scots in English Broadsides
Loreto Todd
The Medium for the Message
Name Index
Subject Index
“This book deserves a wide readership by both linguists and literary scholars, both for the detailed insights which it provides and for the general theoretical principles with which almost all the essays engage.”
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Literature & Literary Studies

English literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
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