The phonological origins of Mid-Ulster English. Language and dialect contact in Ireland. (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
The phonological origins of Mid-Ulster English. Language and dialect contact in Ireland. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The phonological origins of Mid-Ulster English. Language and dialect contact in Ireland.

Author: Warren Maguire
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Summary:
Traces the phonological origins of one of the oldest colonial varieties of English. Draws on data from the phonology and phonological history of Ulster English, and regional varieties of English and Scots. Examines consonantal features, including velar palatalisation, pre-R dentalisation, epenthesis, consonant cluster simplification, palatal velarisation, and (non-)rhoticity. Examines the origins of vowel quality  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Warren Maguire
ISBN: 9781474452908 1474452906
OCLC Number: 1235761181
Description: 256 p.
Responsibility: Warren Maguire.

Abstract:

Traces the phonological origins of one of the oldest colonial varieties of English. Draws on data from the phonology and phonological history of Ulster English, and regional varieties of English and Scots. Examines consonantal features, including velar palatalisation, pre-R dentalisation, epenthesis, consonant cluster simplification, palatal velarisation, and (non-)rhoticity. Examines the origins of vowel quality and quantity (including the Scottish Vowel Length Rule), and vowel lexical distribution. Draws on theories of language contact and shift, reinforcement, koine isation, new dialect formation and colonial lag. Draws on previously unpublished phonological data for Mid-Ulster English from the Linguistic Survey of Scotland and from a corpus of audio recordings of traditional south-west Tyrone English Warren Maguire examines Mid-Ulster English as a key case of new dialect formation, considering the roles of language shift and dialect contact in its phonological development. He explores the different processes which led to the development of MUE through contact between dialects of English, Scots and Irish and examines the history of a wide range of consonantal and vocalic features. In addition to determining the phonological origins of MUE, Maguire shows us why the dialect developed in the way that it did and considers what the phonology of the dialect can tell us about the nature of contact between the input language varieties. In doing so, he demonstrates the kinds of analysis and techniques that can be used to explain the development of extra-territorial varieties of English and colonial dialects in complex situations of contact, and shows that Irish English provides a useful testing-ground for models of new dialect formation.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.