Sandra Jansen

List of John Benjamins publications for which Sandra Jansen plays a role.


Processes of Change: Studies in Late Modern and Present-Day English

Edited by Sandra Jansen and Lucia Siebers

[Studies in Language Variation, 21] 2019. vii, 263 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


This paper discusses the obsolescence of h-dropping as a local feature in Maryport, West Cumbria. Using sociolinguistic interview data, a quantitative approach and mixed-effects modelling is used to explain the linguistic changes in the community. Sociolinguistic accounts of h-dropping always state… read more | Article
This chapter presents a sociolinguistic study of changes due to levelling in the use of prevocalic /r/ in Maryport, a peripheral community in the county of Cumbria in the far north-west of England. Mixed-effect models are used to investigate linguistic and social constraints in the levelling… read more | Chapter
Jansen, Sandra. 2019. Chapter 1. Introduction. Processes of Change: Studies in Late Modern and Present-Day English, Jansen, Sandra and Lucia Siebers (eds.), pp. 1–4
Language-internal factors in the levelling of local features have been overlooked in many cases. Based on a quantitative analysis of oral history recordings and sociolinguistic interviews I discuss constraints on the levelling of prevocalic (r) across the 20th century in Carlisle English, an urban… read more | Article
Jansen, Sandra. 2015. Carlisle and Cumbria. Researching Northern English, Hickey, Raymond (ed.), pp. 205–226
This paper provides social and historical background information on Cumbria and Carlisle as well as an overview of dialectological studies conducted in Cumbria, mainly in the first half of the twentieth century. A synopsis of Carlisle English features is presented and examples of dialect levelling… read more | Article