Earlier North American Englishes

| Uppsala University
| University of Regensburg
ISBN 9789027210876 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Varieties of English in the U.S. and Canada display fascinating developments from colonial times up until the twentieth century. To throw light on the linguistics of North American Englishes and their socio-historical contexts, this volume brings together research from various traditions, including corpus linguistics, variation studies, dialectology, historical sociolinguistics, historical pragmatics, language ideology, and the enregisterment framework. In the ten chapters of the volume, a wide variety of sources, published and unpublished, containing evidence of past language use in the U.S. and Canada are introduced and exploited for novel insights. Among the research questions addressed are the following: how to best model the emergence of new varieties of English in North America? Are morphological Americanisms historical retentions, post-colonial revivals, or progressive innovations? What is distinctly Canadian in the context of North American Englishes? How can synchronic dialects be used to examine trajectories of change in the history of Canadian English?
[Varieties of English Around the World, G66]  Expected June 2022.  viii, 258 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Earlier North American Englishes: Recent advances and future prospects
Merja Kytö and Lucia Siebers
Varieties in focus
The emergence of new varieties of English in North America: Complex systems
William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.
Coordination in the courtroom: The uses of and in the records of the Salem witchcraft trials
Merja Kytö
Dialect in early African-American plays: A qualitative assessment
Alexander Kautzsch
Towards general American English
Historical retention, progressive nation, or the eye of the beholder? : The evolution of morphological Americanisms
Lieselotte Anderwald
Grammar, text type, and diachrony as factors influencing complement choice in historical American English: choice in historical American English
Jukka Tyrkkö and Juhani Rudanko
Ideology and beyond
Enregisterment processes of American English in nineteenth-century U.S. newspapers
Ingrid Paulsen
“Gems of elocution and humour” Ideology, prescription and (self-)educational materials
Marina Dossena
Beyond the borders
Canadian English lexis and semantics: A historical-comparative resource in contrastive, real-time perspective, 1683–2016
Stefan Dollinger
Dialects as a mirror of historical trajectories: Canadian English across Ontario (North America)
Sali A. Tagliamonte
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF/2AB – Linguistics/English
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
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