Further studies in the lesser-known varieties of English
- edited by Jeffrey P. Williams (Texas Tech University), Edgar W. Schneider (University of Regensburg), Peter Trudgill (University of Agder), Daniel Schreier (University of Zurich).
- Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
- Physical description
- xvi, 345 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
- Studies in English language.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. Introduction Jeffrey P. Williams, Edgar W. Schneider, Peter Trudgill and Daniel Schreier-- Part I. Europe:
- 2. Maltese English Manfred Krug--
- 3. Gibraltar English David Levey--
- 4. Irish travellers' English Maria Rieder-- Part II. The Americas:
- 5. American Indian English Elizabeth Coggshall--
- 6. Bequia English Miriam Meyerhoff and James Walker--
- 7. Saban English Jeffrey P. Williams and Caroline Myrick--
- 8. St Eustatius English Michael Aceto--
- 9. The English of Gustavia, St Barthelemy Ken Decker--
- 10. Anglo-Paraguayan English Danae M. Perez-Inofuentes--
- 11. Afro-Seminole English Ian Hancock-- Part III. Asia and the Pacific:
- 12. Palmerston (Cook Islands) English Rachel Hendrey--
- 13. Pasifika English in New Zealand Allan Bell, Andy Gibson and Donna Starks--
- 14. Palauan English Kazuko Matsumoto and David Britain.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This volume follows on from The Lesser-Known Varieties of English (Cambridge University Press, 2010), by documenting a further range of varieties that have been overlooked and understudied. It explores varieties spoken by small groups of people in remote regions as diverse as Malta, Bermuda, the Netherlands Antilles, Brazil, the Cook Islands, and Palau. The varieties explored are as much a part of the big picture as major varieties and it is the intention of this collection to spark further interest in the sociolinguistic documentation of minority Englishes in a postcolonial world. Language endangerment is a very real factor for the vast majority of lesser known varieties of English, and this book aims to highlight that documentation and archiving are key initial steps in revitalization and reclamation efforts. This book will be of interest to historians of English, and scholars in dialectology, language birth and death, language contact, typology, and variation and change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Studies in English language
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