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Areal features of the anglophone world

Author: Raymond Hickey
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, ©2012.
Series: Topics in English linguistics, 80.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The present volume seeks to unite the research of a range of scholars working on features of non-standard, vernacular English which show an areal distribution, i.e. which cluster geographically across the world. The volume is concerned with dialect input, innovations among varieties of English andthe areal diffusion of features among varieties. These and similar issues form the central focus of the volume.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Hickey
ISBN: 9783110278842 3110278847
OCLC Number: 816818700
Description: viii, 501 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Case Studies. English in England / David Britain ; English and Scots in Scotland / Warren Maguire ; English in Ireland / Raymond Hickey ; English in the United States / Matthew J. Gordon ; English varieties in the Caribbean / Jeffrey P. Williams ; English in Africa / Thorsten Brato and Magnus Huber ; English in Asia / Umberto Ansaldo and Lisa Lim ; Shared features in New Englishes / Devyani Sharma ; English in Australia and New Zealand / Pam Peters and Kate Burridge --
Feature complexes. Global features of English vernaculars / J.K. Chambers ; Phonological inventories / Daniel Schreier ; Negation in varieties of English / Lieselotte Anderwald ; Tense and aspect / Kerstin Lunkenheimer ; Verbal concord / Lukas Pietsch ; Pronominal systems / Susanne Wagner ; Reflexive and intensive self-forms / Peter Siemund, Georg Maier and Martin Schweinberger ; Vocabulary / Stephan E. Gramley ; Pragmatics / Klaus P. Schneider ; Subject index ; Name index ; Language index.
Series Title: Topics in English linguistics, 80.
Responsibility: edited by Raymond Hickey.

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