Focus on the USA

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ORCID logoEdgar W. Schneider | University of Regensburg
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This volume presents fifteen original research papers by renowned specialists in their respective fields. A variety of research traditions are included, such as dialect geography and sociolinguistics, but also smaller sub-fields such as the study of slang and perceptual dialectology. Varieties studied include the South, the Eastern Seaboard, the Middle West, African American English, Cuban English, and others. A growing sense of unity in the discipline is reflected by recurring topics and methods across earlier boundaries between sub-disciplines. For instance, computerized data and statistical analyses are standard tools nowadays, and a few papers explicitly address the possibilities and limitations of these methods. The study of variation and change of linguistic varieties has largely replaced earlier, monolithic notions of dialect, and the question of change in dialects, the erosion of traditional speech forms under the impact of modern communication patterns and socio-economic developments, is investigated in several contributions. In general, a recent orientation towards the history and development of nonstandard varieties is reflected in the book — several papers study diffusion patterns of linguistic forms, or discuss the emergence of individual dialects or dialectal forms in a language contact framework. Altogether, the papers provide a lively illustration of and a fairly representative selection from ongoing high-quality linguistic research into American English.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G16] 1996.  vi, 368 pp.
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John Algeo
2001. The Cambridge History of the English Language, DOI logo
BENSON, ERICA J.
2003. FOLK LINGUISTIC PERCEPTIONS AND THE MAPPING OF DIALECT BOUNDARIES. American Speech 78:3  pp. 307 ff. DOI logo
BOBERG, CHARLES
2005. THE NORTH AMERICAN REGIONAL VOCABULARY SURVEY: NEW VARIABLES AND METHODS IN THE STUDY OF NORTH AMERICAN ENGLISH. American Speech 80:1  pp. 22 ff. DOI logo
Charity Hudley, Anne H. & Christine Mallinson
2018. Dismantling “The Master’s Tools”. American Speech 93:3-4  pp. 513 ff. DOI logo
Charity Hudley, Anne H. & Christine Mallinson
2018. Introduction: Language and Social Justice in Higher Education. Journal of English Linguistics 46:3  pp. 175 ff. DOI logo
Foulkes, Paul
2020. Phonological Variation. In The Handbook of English Linguistics,  pp. 407 ff. DOI logo
Harrison, Phil
2007. The lost consonants of Atlanta. Language Sciences 29:2-3  pp. 237 ff. DOI logo
Hickey, Raymond
1999. Review of Kallen (1997): Focus on Ireland. English World-Wide. A Journal of Varieties of English 20:2  pp. 309 ff. DOI logo
HORTON–IKARD, RAMONDA & SUSAN ELLIS WEISMER
2005. Distinguishing African American English from developmental errors in the language production of toddlers. Applied Psycholinguistics 26:4  pp. 597 ff. DOI logo
JOHNSTONE, BARBARA
2003. CONVERSATION, TEXT, AND DISCOURSE. The Publication of the American Dialect Society 88:1  pp. 67 ff. DOI logo
Kendall, Tyler & Walt Wolfram
2009. Local and External Language Standards in African American English. Journal of English Linguistics 37:4  pp. 305 ff. DOI logo
MALLINSON, CHRISTINE
2004. A GOOD GUIDE TO AFRICAN AMERICAN ENGLISH. American Speech 79:2  pp. 219 ff. DOI logo
McArthur, Tom
2001. World English and world Englishes: Trends, tensions, varieties, and standards. Language Teaching 34:1  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
McLarty, Jason
2018. African American Language and European American English Intonation Variation Over Time in The American South. American Speech 93:1  pp. 32 ff. DOI logo
Stephen J. Nagle & Sara L. Sanders
2003. English in the Southern United States, DOI logo
Newmark, Kalina, Nacole Walker & James Stanford
2016. ‘The rez accent knows no borders’: Native American ethnic identity expressed through English prosody. Language in Society 45:5  pp. 633 ff. DOI logo
Ostler, Rosemarie
2023. The United States of English, DOI logo
Peters, Pam
2004. The Cambridge Guide to English Usage, DOI logo
Rickford, John & Mackenzie Price
2013. Girlz II women: Age‐grading, language change and stylistic variation. Journal of Sociolinguistics 17:2  pp. 143 ff. DOI logo
Rickford, John Russell & Sharese King
2019. Language and Linguistics on Trial. In Variation, Versatility and Change in Sociolinguistics and Creole Studies,  pp. 245 ff. DOI logo
Thomas, Erik R.
2010. A Longitudinal Analysis of the Durability of the Northern-Midland Dialect Boundary in Ohio. American Speech 85:4  pp. 375 ff. DOI logo
Tomlin, Antione D. & Lavon Davis
2022. Linguistic Liberation. In Global and Transformative Approaches Toward Linguistic Diversity [Advances in Religious and Cultural Studies, ],  pp. 66 ff. DOI logo
Weldon, Tracey L.
2012. Teaching African American English to College Students: Ideological and Pedagogical Challenges and Solutions. American Speech 87:2  pp. 232 ff. DOI logo
Weldon, Tracey L.
2022. Visibly invisible: The study of middle class African American English. Language and Linguistics Compass 16:11 DOI logo
Wolfram, Walt
2007. Sociolinguistic Folklore in the Study of African American English. Language and Linguistics Compass 1:4  pp. 292 ff. DOI logo
Wolfram, Walt
2019. African‐American English. In The Handbook of World Englishes,  pp. 314 ff. DOI logo
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2001. REFERENCES. The Publication of the American Dialect Society 85:1  pp. 207 ff. DOI logo
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2002. References. In The Development of African American English,  pp. 213 ff. DOI logo
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2013. Reference Guide for Varieties of English. In A Dictionary of Varieties of English,  pp. 363 ff. DOI logo
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2014. 4. Methods and data. In Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English [Varieties of English Around the World, G48],  pp. 43 ff. DOI logo
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2014. 6. Features of the Jersey English verb phrase. In Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English [Varieties of English Around the World, G48],  pp. 103 ff. DOI logo
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2014. Appendix 1. Written questionnaire. In Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English [Varieties of English Around the World, G48],  pp. 229 ff. DOI logo
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2014. 5. Discourse marker eh. In Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English [Varieties of English Around the World, G48],  pp. 69 ff. DOI logo
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2014. Acknowledgements. In Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English [Varieties of English Around the World, G48],  pp. ix ff. DOI logo
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2014. Appendix 2. Excerpt from a transcript. In Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English [Varieties of English Around the World, G48],  pp. 233 ff. DOI logo
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2014. 1. Introduction. In Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English [Varieties of English Around the World, G48],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
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2014. 8. Standardization, levelling and identity in Jersey: A bird’s eye perspective. In Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English [Varieties of English Around the World, G48],  pp. 181 ff. DOI logo
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2014. List of maps, figures and tables. In Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English [Varieties of English Around the World, G48],  pp. xi ff. DOI logo
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2014. Index. In Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English [Varieties of English Around the World, G48],  pp. 235 ff. DOI logo
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2014. 2. Theoretical foundations. In Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English [Varieties of English Around the World, G48],  pp. 7 ff. DOI logo
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2014. 7. Other grammatical features: An overview. In Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English [Varieties of English Around the World, G48],  pp. 147 ff. DOI logo
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2014. 9. Conclusion. In Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English [Varieties of English Around the World, G48],  pp. 205 ff. DOI logo
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2014. 3. Jersey English in context. In Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English [Varieties of English Around the World, G48],  pp. 25 ff. DOI logo
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2014. References. In Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English [Varieties of English Around the World, G48],  pp. 213 ff. DOI logo
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2023. References. In Sounds of English Worldwide,  pp. 354 ff. DOI logo

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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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