English as a Contact Language

With contributions from leading experts, the book offers fresh and exciting perspectives as well as an up-to-date overview of the respective fields.

Author: Daniel Schreier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107001961

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

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Highlights the complexity of contact-induced language change throughout the history of English by bringing together cutting-edge research from historical linguistics, variationist sociolinguistics, pidgin/creole linguistics and language acquisition. With contributions from leading experts, the book offers fresh and exciting perspectives as well as an up-to-date overview of the respective fields.

Englishes in Contact

Charles is one of thousands of immigrants from the officially English - speaking
Caribbean ( hereafter called the anglophone Caribbean ) 2 who have migrated to
the United States , especially to New York City , within the last two decades .

Author: Shondel J. Nero

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UOM:39015050516775

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 171

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Case studies of the four participants include excerpts from tape-recorded interviews, which reflect their linguistic self-perception, and sociolinguistic and educational experiences in their home countries and in New York City. Samples of their college writings over four semesters are presented and analyzed on morphosyntactic and discourse levels to determine the patterns that emerge when Creole English speakers attempt to write standard academic English.

Contact Englishes of the Eastern Caribbean

Papers in this volume explore all aspects of language study, including syntax, phonology, historical linguistics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, ethnography, and performance.

Author: Michael Aceto

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027248907

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Contact Englishes of the Eastern Caribbean is the first collection to focus, via primary linguistic fieldwork, on the underrepresented and neglected area of the Anglophone Eastern Caribbean. The following islands are included: The Virgin Islands (USA & British), Anguilla, Barbuda, Dominica, St. Lucia, Carriacou, Barbados, Trinidad, and Guyana. In an effort to be as inclusive as possible, the contiguous areas of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos islands (often considered part of North American Englishes) are also included. Papers in this volume explore all aspects of language study, including syntax, phonology, historical linguistics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, ethnography, and performance. It should be of interest not only to creolists but also to linguists, anthropologists, sociologists and educators either in the Caribbean itself or those who work with schoolchildren of West Indian descent.

English in Contact with Other Languages

ENGLISH INFLUENCE ON TOK PISIN 4 . 1 . First contacts with English : Tok
Masta For much of the history of Tok Pisin , a fact also observed for other pidgin
Englishes , its speakers in fact believed they were speaking proper English and
not a ...

Author: Wolfgang Viereck

Publisher: Humanities Press

ISBN: UOM:39015010405150

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 570

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Interactions Across Englishes

This book takes an original look at what happens when speakers of these different varieties interact with one another.

Author: Christiane Meierkord

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521192286

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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The global spread of English has resulted in contact with an enormous variety of different languages worldwide, leading to the creation of many new varieties of English. This book takes an original look at what happens when speakers of these different varieties interact with one another.

Australian English The National Language

Past studies have often been selective, focusing on the esoteric and non-typical, and ignoring the contact situation in which Australian English has developed. This book and its companion, Australia's Many Voices.

Author: Gerhard Leitner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110904871

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 409

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Australia's English raises many questions among experts and the general public. What is it like? How has English changed by being transplanted to other parts of the world? Does the rise of AusE and other varieties endanger the role of English as a world language? Past studies have often been selective, focusing on the esoteric and non-typical, and ignoring the contact situation in which Australian English has developed. This book and its companion, Australia's Many Voices. Ethnic Englishes, Indigenous and Migrant Languages. Policy and Education, develop and apply a comprehensive and integrative approach that anchors English in the entire 'habitat' of Australia's languages that it both upset and transformed. Based on a wide range of data and on the assumption that all manifestations of Australian English must cohere as a system, this book retraces the social, psycholinguistic and linguistic history of the language. It locates the contact with indigenous and migrant languages and with American English in the appropriate sociohistorical context and shows how several layers of migration have shaped it. As it stratified, it was gradually accepted and developed into a fully-fledged national variety or epicentre of English that could be raised to the status of national language. Implications on educational policy and attempts to reach out into the Asia-Pacific region have followed logically from national status. The study is of interest for specialists of English and Australian Studies as well as a range of other disciplines. Its discursive, non-technical style and presentation makes it accessible to non-specialists with no background in linguistics.

Japanese English

The volumes in this series set out to provide a contemporary record of the spread and development of the English language in South, Southeast, and East Asia from both a linguistic and literary perspective.

Author: James Stanlaw

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622095717

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

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The volumes in this series set out to provide a contemporary record of the spread and development of the English language in South, Southeast, and East Asia from both a linguistic and literary perspective. Each volume will reflect themes that cut across national boundaries, including the study of language policies; globalization and linguistic imperialism; English in the media; English in law, government and education; 'hybrid' Englishes; and the bilingual creativity manifested by the vibrant creative writing found in a swathe of Asian societies. This book gives an in-depth analysis of the use of the English language in modern Japan. It explores the many ramifications the Japanese-English language and culture contact situation has for not only Japanese themselves, but also others in the international community. Data for this book has been gathered using anthropological ethnographic fieldwork, augmented by archival sources, written materials, and items from popular culture and the mass media. An interdisciplinary approach, including those of anthropological linguistics, sociolinguistics, cognitive science and symbolic anthropology, is taken in the exploration of the topics here. This book's arguments focus on four major theoretical linguistic and social issues, namely the place of the Japanese-English case in the larger context of 'World Englishes'; the place of the Japanese-English case in a general theory of language and culture contact; how Japanese English informs problems of categorization, meaning construction and cognition; and what it says about the social construction of identity and sense of self, nationalism and race. This book will be of interest to linguists, anthropologists, sociologists, cognitive scientists, and all readers who are interested in language contact, sociolinguistics, English as an international language, and World Englishes. It will also appeal to those who are interested in Japan and popular culture.

The Oxford Handbook of World Englishes

This collection heralds a direct, mutually constructive engagement with current linguistic theories, questions, and methodologies toward World Englishes.

Author: Markku Filppula

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199777716

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 792

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"This bookfocuses on some features shared by 'Old' and 'New' varieties of English. 'Old' refers here to varieties of English spoken in Britain only, i.e. English English (EngE) and/or British English (BrE). They represent the longest-established varieties of English and are part of the hardcore of the L1 or the 'Inner Circle' of Englishes. 'New' varieties, in this context, are ones that have arisen in colonial or postcolonial contexts (the 'Outer Circle') and also comprise historically L2 varieties, such as Irish English, that have evolved as a result of language shift. This chapter examines three syntactic features that show similar developments in both New and Old varieties: the use of some modal auxiliaries, especially WILL/SHALL, some 'extended' uses of the progressive, and finally, combinations of these two, especially WILL/SHALL + be V-ing. All three display convergent developments that suggest a leading role for the New Englishes rather than the Old varieties"--

The Handbook of Language Contact

The Handbook of Language Contact offers systematic coverage of the major issues in this field – ranging from the value of contact explanations in linguistics, to the impact of immigration, to dialectology – combining new research from a ...

Author: Raymond Hickey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118448694

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 888

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The Handbook of Language Contact offers systematic coverageof the major issues in this field – ranging from the value ofcontact explanations in linguistics, to the impact of immigration,to dialectology – combining new research from a team ofglobally renowned scholars, with case studies of numerouslanguages. An authoritative reference work exploring the major issues inthe field of language contact: the study of how language changeswhen speakers of distinct speech varieties interact Brings together 40 specially-commissioned essays by aninternational team of scholars Examines language contact in societies which have significantimmigration populations, and includes a fascinating cross-sectionof case studies drawing on languages across the world Accessibly structured into sections exploring the place ofcontact studies within linguistics as a whole; the value of contactstudies for research into language change; and language contact inthe context of work on language and society Explores a broad range of topics, making it an excellentresource for both faculty and students across a variety of fieldswithin linguistics

Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language

In Language Contact: Theoretical and Empirical Studies, edited by Ernst Håkon
Jahr, 103–15. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1992. Momma, Haruko. From Philology
to English Studies: Language and Culture in the Nineteenth Century.

Author: Mary Hayes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190611040

Category: History

Page: 457

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-First Edition published in Paperback 2001.-

SICOL Language contact

SINGAPORE COLLOQUIAL ENGLISH OR DEVIANT STANDARD ENGLISH ?
ANTHEA FRASER GUPTA 1 . INTRODUCTION Like Fiji ( Siegel 1987 ) ,
Singapore offers a complex multilingual setting where contact varieties appear
and ...

Author: Jan Tent

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006080520

Category: Linguistics

Page: 146

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Language Contacts Meet English Dialects

... universal, nor do many language contact situations show after perfects
comparable to those in the Celtic Englishes (cf. ... the transfer pattern in the
English of Poles to the Celtic English pattern suggests that cognitive concerns in
one contact ...

Author: Esa Penttilä

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527554795

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This book presents a collection of fresh research on language contacts and dialects, and the interface between the two. The volume celebrates the work of Professor Markku Filppula, an eminent scholar in the fields of Irish English, Celtic contacts in the history of English, and language contacts and vernacular universals in nonstandard Englishes. The articles in this volume explore theories and methods employed in the study of language contacts and variation, Celtic substrata in Irish and British English, and dialect in the British Isles. The writers’ perspectives range from cognitive processing to sociolinguistics, and from theoretical and comparative discussions to new empirical, corpus-based studies.

Approximation of Indian English towards British RP due to increased language contact

This must have led to a remarkable change in her due to higher language-
contact and increased exposure to the English language. 2. Use of Indian
English in India After India's independence in 1947, English remained the
language of ...

Author: Olga Schäfer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656831877

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 28

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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,0, LMU Munich, course: World Englishes, language: English, abstract: Even though language proficiency improves over time naturally, this term paper will try to analyze whether an individual’s Indian English (IndE) will approximate towards the British English Standard due to increased language contact in an international context, especially with regard to the change of pronunciation towards RP. As the person of interest, actress Aishwarya Rai Bacchan, is a native Indian woman who became famous very quickly all over the world, it might be possible to observe a certain development in her language due to the sudden increased contact with English. Due to India’s postcolonial status, the British English variety seems to serve as a model for learners of English in this country, so that this seems to be the right variety to base the analysis on.

Australia s Many Voices

Develops a comprehensive, descriptive, and sociohistorical view of mainstream Australian English and of the social processes that have made it possible for it to become the national language of Australia reaching out into the Asia-Pacific ...

Author: Gerhard Leitner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110181940

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 396

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Australia's English raises many questions among experts and the general public. What is it like? How has English changed by being transplanted to other parts of the world? Does the rise of AusE and other varieties endanger the role of English as a world language? Past studies have often been selective, focusing on the esoteric and non-typical, and ignoring the contact situation in which Australian English has developed. This book and its companion, Australia's Many Voices. Ethnic Englishes, Indigenous and Migrant Languages. Policy and Education, develop and apply a comprehensive andintegrative approach that anchors English in the entire 'habitat' of Australia's languages that it both upset and transformed. Based on a wide range of data and on the assumption that all manifestations of Australian English must cohere as a system, this book retraces the social, psycholinguistic and linguistic history of the language. It locates the contact with indigenous and migrant languages and with American English in the appropriate sociohistorical context and shows how several layers of migration have shaped it. As it stratified, it was gradually accepted and developed into a fully-fledged national variety or epicentre of English that could be raised to the status of national language. Implications on educational policy and attempts to reach out into the Asia-Pacific region have followed logically from national status. The study is of interest for specialists of English and Australian Studiesas well as a range of other disciplines. Its discursive, non-technical style and presentation makes it accessible to non-specialists with no background in linguistics.

Language Contact and the Future of English

This book reflects on the future of the English language as used by native speakers, speakers of nativized New Englishes, and users of English as a lingua franca (ELF).

Author: Ian Mackenzie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351366588

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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This book reflects on the future of the English language as used by native speakers, speakers of nativized New Englishes, and users of English as a lingua franca (ELF). The volume begins by outlining the current position of English in the world and accounts for the differences among native and nativized varieties and ELF usages. It offers a historical perspective on the impact of language contact on English and discusses whether the lexicogrammatical features of New Englishes and ELF are shaped by imperfect learning or deliberate language change. The book also considers the consequences of writing in a second language and questions the extent to which non-native English-speaking academics and researchers should be required to conform to ‘Anglo’ patterns of text organization and ‘English Academic Discourse.’ The book then examines the converse effect of English on other languages through bilingualism and translation. This volume is essential reading for students and scholars in English language, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, and language policy.

English in Ghana

Proceedings of the Inaugural Meeting of the Ghana English Studies Association,
Held at the University College of ... has inspired a special issue of World
Englishes " on World Englishes in Contact and Convergence " ( World Englishes
, 13 .

Author: Ghana English Studies Association. Inaugural Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054387694

Category: Africa

Page: 320

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The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics

In these countries English also plays a vital intranational communicative function
as a link language ; the international ... The New Englishes as ' Contact ' and '
Interference ' Varieties In the literature , two other terms are used to refer to the ...

Author: R. E. Asher

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033139240

Category: Language and languages

Page: 5644

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World Englishes

In this book, leading scholars in the field of World Englishes (WE) offer fresh perspectives in re-thinking issues on the use of English as a global language in an interconnected world.

Author: Ee Ling Low

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317203490

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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In this book, leading scholars in the field of World Englishes (WE) offer fresh perspectives in re-thinking issues on the use of English as a global language in an interconnected world. Established as a legitimate field of study, WE offers a conceptual framework which has influenced scholarship in many related disciplines: contact linguistics, postcolonial Englishes, English as a lingua franca, English as an international language, and applied linguistics. This seminal volume will have an excellent balance between theoretical and empirical works focusing on scholarship that has arisen in relation to the Kachruvian Three Concentric Circles model. This book covers topics such as state-of-the-art review of WE, WE and contact linguistics, post-colonial Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, English as an International Language, WE and applied linguistics, language measurement and testing in WE, language policy and management, language education and dynamic ecologies, language typology, WE as a new canon, WE and corpus linguistics, WE and multimodalities, and makes predictions about the future of WE. It contains a comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography of major works published in the field.

New Englishes

Nigerian Pidgin ( NP ) and Broken English ( BE ) . The relationship between the
different types may be illustrated by the following diagram : NE СЕ SE NP BE NE
: Nigerian English CE : Contact English VE : Victorian English SE : NP : BE ...

Author: Ayọ Bamgboṣe

Publisher: Africa Research and Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015039926418

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 431

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