Varieties of English in Writing

The written word as linguistic evidence

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| University of Duisburg and Essen
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This volume is concerned with assessing fictional and non-fictional written texts as linguistic evidence for earlier forms of varieties of English. These range from Scotland to New Zealand, from Canada to South Africa, covering all the major forms of the English language around the world. Central to the volume is the question of how genuine written representations are. Here the emphasis is on the techniques and methodology which can be employed when analysing documents. The vernacular styles found in written documents and the use of these as a window on earlier spoken modes of different varieties represent a focal concern of the book. Studies of language in literature, which were offered in the past, have been revisited and their findings reassessed in the light of recent advances in variationist linguistics.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G41]  2010.  x, 378 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii
List of contributors
ix–x
Linguistic evaluation of earlier texts
Raymond Hickey
1–14
Non-standard language in earlier English
Claudia Claridge and Merja Kytö
15–42
Assessing non-standard writing in lexicography
Philip Durkin
43–60
Northern English in Writing
Katie Wales
61–80
Southern English in writing
Gunnel Melchers
81–98
The distinctiveness of Scots: Perceptions and reality
J. Derrick McClure
99–120
Irish English in early modern drama: The birth of a linguistic stereotype
Raymond Hickey
121–138
[H]ushed and lulled full chimes for pushed and pulled’: Writing Ulster English
Kevin McCafferty
139–162
Dialect literature and English in the USA: Standardization and national linguistic identity
Lisa Cohen Minnick
163–196
Written sources for Canadian English: Phonetic reconstruction and the low-back vowel merger
Stefan Dollinger
197–222
Earlier Caribbean English and Creole in writing
Bettina Migge and Susanne Mühleisen
223–244
Earliest St Helenian English in writing: Evidence from the St Helena Consultations (1682–1723)
Daniel Schreier and Laura Wright
245–262
An abundant harvest to the philologer’?: Jeremiah Goldswain, Thomas Shone and nineteenth-century South African English
Lucia Siebers
263–294
A peculiar language’: Linguistic evidence for early Australian English
Kate Burridge
295–348
Describing and complaining: Written evidence of early New Zealand English pronunciation
Elizabeth Gordon
349–364
Feature index
365–366
Name index
367–370
Subject index
371–378
“Hickey's collection of articles offers many rare samples of authentic writing based on numerous varieties of spoken English from various historical sources, resulting in informative and appealing reading on an area of historic English speech-based writing that is well-worth exploring by today's linguists.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2AB – Linguistics/English
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2010025243