Englishes around the World

Studies in honour of Manfred Görlach

Volume 1: General studies, British Isles, North America

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The two volumes of Englishes around the World present high-quality original research papers written in honour of Manfred Görlach, founder and editor of the journal English World-Wide and the book series Varieties of English Around the World. The papers thematically focus on the field that Manfred Görlach has helped to build and shape. Volume 1 contains articles on general topics and studies of what might be termed “Old” Englishes, varieties of English that have been rooted in their respective regions for a long time and have been traditional focal points of scholarly study. The first section contains eight general and comparative papers (dealing with terminological matters or definitions of core concepts, historical issues, structural comparisons across a wide range of varieties); the second one has nine papers on dialects of English as used in the British Isles (covering England, Scotland, Ulster and Ireland); and finally, there are four contributions on North American varieties of English (including Southern English, African American Vernacular English, Newfoundland Vernacular English, and American English in a historical perspective). The thematic scope comprises the levels of lexis, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, and orthography, as well as sociohistorical issues, the question of the evolution and transmission of dialects, various sources of evidence including literary dialect.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G18]  1997.  vi, 329 pp.
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Table of Contents
For Manfred Görlach on the occasion of his 60th birthday
Edgar W. Schneider
1
Publications by Manfred Görlach
Christoph Stephan
7
Introduction
Edgar W. Schneider
15
I. General and comparative studies
Types of English heteronyms
John Algeo
19
Zero coming to naught
Wolf-Dietrich Bald
27
The progressive and habitual aspects in non-standard Englishes
Jean-Marc Gachelin
33
Colonisation, migration, and functions of English
Anthea Fraser Gupta
47
British English and International English — two debatable terms
Klaus Hansen
59
Passive-like constructions in English-based and other creoles
John Holm †
71
A sub-text of the sixties
John K. Spencer
87
The unknown Englishes? Testing German students’ability to identify varieties of English
Christoph Stephan
93
II. The British Isles
“Oh dearie me!”: Dramatic rhetoric and linguistic subversion in the Scottish situation comedy The High Life
Ian Brown and Katja Lenz
109
High-frequency variables in dialect texts: in, on and of Craven (West Riding of Yorkshire) on the basis of two dialogues from 1828
Beat Glauser
125
Irish English and Word English: Lexical perspectives
Jeffrey L. Kallen
139
Ayrshire as a linguistic area
Ronald K.S. Macaulay
159
The spelling of Scots: A difficulty
J. Derrick McClure
173
Ma language is disgraceful: Tom Leonard’s Glasgow dialect poems
Colin Milton
185
The rediscovery of the Ulster Scots language
Michael Montgomery
211
On some plant names in Britain and beyond
Wolfgang Viereck
227
The use of non-literary manuscript texts for the study of dialect lexis
Edmund Weiner
235
III. North America
When did Southern American English begin?
Guy Bailey
255
On establishing historical relationships between new and old world varieties: Habitual aspect and Newfoundland Vernacular English
Sandra Clarke
277
Change and stability in the use of verbal — s over time in AAVE
Patricia Cukor-Avila
295
American English for the 21st century
William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.
307
Addresses of authors
325
Subject index
327
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  97015215
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