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The Resource English around the world : sociolinguistic perspectives, edited by Jenny Cheshire

English around the world : sociolinguistic perspectives, edited by Jenny Cheshire

Label
English around the world : sociolinguistic perspectives
Title
English around the world
Title remainder
sociolinguistic perspectives
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jenny Cheshire
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Only a few centuries ago the English language consisted of a collection of dialects spoken mainly by monolinguals and only within the shores of a small island. Now the English language includes such typologically distinct varieties as pidgins and creoles, 'new' Englishes, and a range of different standard and nonstandard varieties that are spoken on a regular basis in many different countries throughout the world. English is also, of course, the main language used for communication at an international level. The use of English in such a diverse range of social contexts around the world provides us with a unique opportunity to analyse and document the linguistic variation and change that is occurring within a single language, on a far greater scale - as far as we know - than has ever happened in the world's linguistic history before. This volume is intended to give a comprehensive account of our current knowledge of variation in the use of the English language around the world. Overview papers, written by specialist authors, survey the social context in which English is spoken in those parts of the world where it is widely used. Case study papers then provide representative examples of the empirical research that has been carried out into the English that is spoken in that part of the world. The volume therefore contributes both to our understanding of the English language worldwide and to a more general understanding of language as it is used in its social context. It assesses the extent of our current knowledge of variation in the English language and points to gaps in our understanding which future research might set out to remedy
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
420
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1700
LC item number
.E49 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
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Cheshire, Jenny
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Sociolinguistics
Label
English around the world : sociolinguistic perspectives, edited by Jenny Cheshire
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Phonological variation and recent language change in St. John's english / Sandra Clarke
Control code
CR9780511611889
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 684 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521395656
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
English around the world : sociolinguistic perspectives, edited by Jenny Cheshire
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Phonological variation and recent language change in St. John's english / Sandra Clarke
Control code
CR9780511611889
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 684 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521395656
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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