Processes of Change

Studies in Late Modern and Present-Day English

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| University of Paderborn
| University of Regensburg
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The present volume brings together leading scholars studying language change from a variety of sociolinguistic perspectives, complementing and enriching the existing literature by providing readers with a kaleidoscopic perspective of aspects of change in English from around 1700 until the present day. The volume presents a collection of in-depth studies on a broad spectrum of phonetic, lexical, grammatical and discourse variation, drawing on historical corpora, dictionaries, metalinguistic commentary, ego-documents, spoken language and survey data.

Apart from advancing our knowledge of processes of language change in varieties of English, including British English, Irish English, Australian English, South African English, American English and Canadian English, the individual chapters contribute to the theoretical debates on variation and change in Late Modern as well as Present-day English.

[Studies in Language Variation, 21]  2019.  vii, 263 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
Chapter 1. Introduction
Sandra Jansen
1–4
Part I. Processes of change in Late Modern English
7–156
Chapter 2. Enregisterment and historical sociolinguistics
Joan C. Beal
7–24
Chapter 3. The obelisk and the asterisk: Early to Late Modern Views on Language and Change
Kate Burridge
25–48
Chapter 4. A (great) deal of: Developments in 19th-century British and Australian English
Claudia Claridge and Merja Kytö
49–72
Chapter 5. ‘but a[h] Hellen d[ea]r sure you have it more in your power in every respect than I have Discourse marker sure in Irish English
Kevin McCafferty and Carolina P. Amador-Moreno
73–94
Chapter 6. Scotland’s contribution to English vocabulary in Late Modern times
Marina Dossena
95–114
Chapter 7. Early immigrant English: Midwestern English before the dust settled
Samantha Litty, Jennifer Mercer and Joseph C. Salmons
115–138
Chapter 8. African American English in nineteenth-century Liberia: Processes of change in a transported dialect
Lucia Siebers
139–156
Part II. Processes of change in Present Day English
157–263
Chapter 9. Attitudes to flat adverbs and English usage advice
Morana Lukač and Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
159–182
Chapter 10. The modal auxiliary verb may and change in Irish English
John M. Kirk
183–202
Chapter 11. Levelling processes and social changes in a peripheral community: Prevocalic /r/ in West Cumbria
Sandra Jansen
203–226
Chapter 12. The goose vowel in South African English with special reference to Coloured communities in 5 cities
Rajend Mesthrie and Simone Wills
227–246
Chapter 13. Borders and language
J.K. Chambers
247–259
Index
261–263
“[T]his volume enlightens readers that neither descriptivism nor prescriptivism should be underestimated. The former is an intriguing language garden that abounds with plentiful flowers of dialects, and the latter represents humans’ endeavor to keep the linguistic world of chaos in order. These two notions are intertwined, and somewhere in the middle, the modern linguistic map has formed during the long course of history.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
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