James A. Walker

List of John Benjamins publications for which James A. Walker plays a role.



Regional Chinese in Contact

Edited by James A. Walker

Special issue of Asia-Pacific Language Variation 5:1 (2019) v, 108 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics

Aspect in Grammatical Variation

Edited by James A. Walker

[Studies in Language Variation, 6] 2010. vi, 150 pp.
Subjects Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Walker, James A., John Hajek, Debbie Loakes, Chloé Diskin-Holdaway and Gerry Docherty 2024 Chapter 15. The sociolinguistics of urban multilingualism: Toronto and MelbourneMultifaceted Multilingualism, Grohmann, Kleanthes K. (ed.), pp. 395–413 | Chapter
Changing patterns of global migration and increasing ethnolinguistic (super)diversity hold sociolinguistic consequences for heritage/community languages (HCL) and majority languages in large urban centres. Studies in different cities have noted the existence of (multi-)ethnolects, which may arise… read more
Daleszynska-Slater, Agata, Miriam Meyerhoff and James A. Walker 2019 Order in the creole speech community: Marking past temporal reference in Bequia (St Vincent and the Grenadines)Language Ecology 3:1, pp. 58–88 | Article
Creolists and variationists often conceptualize variation in multilectal speech communities as a continuum of linearly ordered linguistic features. Using the variationist comparative method, we analyze variation in past tense marking in a creole speech community (Bequia, St Vincent and the… read more
Walker, James A. 2019 Introduction: Special issue on regional Chinese in contactRegional Chinese in Contact, Walker, James A. (ed.), pp. 1–8 | Introduction
Meyerhoff, Miriam and James A. Walker 2015 Subject and object pronoun use in Bequia (St Vincent and the Grenadines)Language Issues in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Prescod, Paula (ed.), pp. 67–86 | Article
This chapter examines the use of pronouns in Bequia English, considering the quantitative distribution of subject and non-subject pronoun forms in subject and object position in the spontaneous speech of 18 speakers from three villages. We contrast the case-based Standard English pronominal system… read more
Meyerhoff, Miriam and James A. Walker 2012 Grammatical variation in Bequia (St Vincent and the Grenadines)Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 27:2, pp. 209–234 | Article
Despite the publication of Aceto & Williams (2003), the languages spoken in the Eastern Caribbean remain underdescribed. In this paper, we outline a project examining language use in Bequia (St Vincent and the Grenadines), based on fieldwork between 2003 and 2005, comprising over 100 hours of… read more
Walker, James A. and Jack Sidnell 2011 Inherent variability and coexistent systems: Negation in BequiaVariation in the Caribbean: From creole continua to individual agency, Hinrichs, Lars and Joseph T. Farquharson (eds.), pp. 39–56 | Article
The robust linguistic variation observed on the island of Bequia (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) raises the question of whether there is a single variable linguistic system or multiple systems. We examine the distribution and conditioning of variable negation (na, ain’t or not/-n’t) in three… read more
Walker, James A. 2010 Chapter 1. IntroductionAspect in Grammatical Variation, Walker, James A. (ed.), pp. 1–12 | Article
This paper uses a multivariate analysis of variable agreement in existentials with plural reference in a corpus of Quebec English to determine the status of variable agreement as a vernacular universal. Excluding the frequent invariant form there’s from analysis, both structural and processing… read more