Varieties of English in Writing

The written word as linguistic evidence

| University of Duisburg and Essen
ISBN 9789027249012 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027287786 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
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.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Linguistic evaluation of earlier texts
Raymond Hickey
Non-standard language in earlier English
Claudia Claridge and Merja Kytö
Assessing non-standard writing in lexicography
Philip Durkin
Northern English in Writing
Katie Wales
Southern English in writing
Gunnel Melchers
The distinctiveness of Scots: Perceptions and reality
J. Derrick McClure
Irish English in early modern drama: The birth of a linguistic stereotype
Raymond Hickey
[H]ushed and lulled full chimes for pushed and pulled’: Writing Ulster English
Kevin McCafferty
Dialect literature and English in the USA: Standardization and national linguistic identity
Lisa Cohen Minnick
Written sources for Canadian English: Phonetic reconstruction and the low-back vowel merger
Stefan Dollinger
Earlier Caribbean English and Creole in writing
Bettina Migge and Susanne Mühleisen
Earliest St Helenian English in writing: Evidence from the St Helena Consultations (1682–1723)
Daniel Schreier and Laura Wright
An abundant harvest to the philologer’? Jeremiah Goldswain, Thomas Shone and nineteenth-century South African English
Lucia Siebers
A peculiar language’: Linguistic evidence for early Australian English
Kate Burridge
Describing and complaining: Written evidence of early New Zealand English pronunciation
Elizabeth Gordon
Feature index
Name index
Subject index
“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 & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF/2AB – Linguistics/English
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2010025243 | Marc record