24.4665, Books: Dialect Contact and Social Networks: Hirano

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From: Laura Bally [publicity at peterlang.com]
Subject: Dialect Contact and Social Networks: Hirano

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Title: Dialect Contact and Social Networks 
Subtitle: Language Change in an Anglophone Community in Japan 
Series Title: Bamberger Beiträge zur Englischen Sprachwissenschaft / Bamberg Studies in English Linguistics - Band 56  

Publication Year: 2013 
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?262776 


Author: Keiko Hirano

Electronic: ISBN:  9783653027822 Pages: 314 Price: U.K. £ 49
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Abstract:

This book explores a dialect contact situation in a second language setting – native speakers of English coming to Japan from different parts of the world as English teachers. It focuses on an Anglophone community in which speakers are socially and geographically mobile and have loose-knit networks with speakers of different languages and dialects. This longitudinal sociolinguistic study aims to investigate the relatively short-term linguistic changes induced by frequent face-to-face interaction with speakers of different dialects and to illustrate the impact of social network effects. Statistical analyses reveal that the individual speakers’ interpersonal ties are important factors that influence the linguistic behaviour of the speakers in a dialect contact situation in an L2 setting. 

 



Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


Written In: English  (eng)

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