[lg policy] book notice: The Lesser-Known Varieties of English: Schreier, Trudgill, Schneider, Williams (Eds)

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 23 12:36:42 UTC 2010

The Lesser-Known Varieties of English: Schreier, Trudgill, Schneider,
Williams (Eds)

Title: The Lesser-Known Varieties of English
Subtitle: An Introduction
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Editor: Daniel Schreier
Editor: Peter Trudgill
Editor: Edgar W. Schneider
Editor: Jeffrey P. Williams


This is the first ever volume to compile sociolinguistic and historical
information on lesser-known, and relatively ignored, native varieties of
English around the world. Exploring areas as diverse as the Pacific, South
America, the South Atlantic and West Africa, it shows how these varieties
are as much part of the big picture as major varieties and that their
analysis is essential for addressing some truly important issues in
linguistic theory, such as dialect obsolescence and death, language birth,
dialect typology and genetic classification, patterns of diffusion and
transplantation and contact-induced language change. It also shows how
close interwoven fields such as social history, contact linguistics and
variationist sociolinguistics are in accounting for their formation and
maintenance, providing a thorough description of the lesser-known varieties
of English and their relevance for language spread and change.

1. Introduction: Daniel Schreier, Peter Trudgill, Edgar W. Schneider and
Jeffrey Williams;

Part I. The British Isles:
2. Shetlands and Orkney: Gunnel Melchers and Peter Sundkvist;
3. Channel Islands: Mari C. Jones;

Part II. The Americas and the Caribbean:
4. Canadian maritimes: Michael Kiefte;
5. Newfoundland and Labrador: Sandra Clarke;
6. Honduras/Bay Islands: Ross Graham;
7. White Caribbean: Jeffrey P. Williams;
8. Bahamas: Jeff Reaser,
9. Dominican Kokoy: Michael Aceto;
10. Anglo-Argentinian English: Julian Jefferies;

Part III. South Atlantic Ocean:
11. Falkland Islands: David Britain and Andrea Sudbury;
12. St Helena: Daniel Schreier;
13. Tristan da Cunha: Daniel Schreier;

Part IV. Africa:
14. White Zimbabwean English: Susan Fitzmaurice;
15. White Kenyan English: Thomas Hoffmann;

Part V. Australasia and Pacific:
16. Eurasian English in Singapore: Lionel Wee;
17. Peranakans English in Malaysia and Singapore: Lisa Lim;
18. Norfolk Island and Pitcairn: Peter Mühlhäusler.


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