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Legacies of Colonial English

Studies in transported dialects

Ed. Raymond Hickey

Cambridge University Press, December 2004, 712 pages.

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The main concern of this volume is to offer a re-assessment of dialect input in the formation of extraterritorial varieties of English and to examine further scenarios in which forms of English arose overseas, above all in South and South-East Asia. It begins with a consideration of the development of English in the British Isles with a review of key features from regional Britain, Scotland and Ireland which appear in more or less altered form at anglophone locations outside of Britain. There follow sections on the New World (9 chapters on Canada, the United States, the Caribbean) and the Southern Hemisphere (6 chapters on South Africa, the Southern Atlantic, Australia/New Zealand and Melanesia) as well as three chapters on English in Asia in which various issues from the area of transported dialects and the New Englishes are discussed by different authors.


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I Out of Britain

1) Dialects of English and their transportation
Raymond Hickey (Essen)

2) Scots and Scottish English
Caroline Macafee (Aberdeen)

3) Development and diffusion of Irish English
Raymond Hickey (Essen)

II The New World

1) The emergence of American English: Evidence from seventeenth-century records in New England
Merja Kytö (Uppsala)

2) The language of deported Londoners
Laura Wright (Cambridge)

3) Remnant dialects in the coastal United States
Walt Wolfram (North Carolina) and Natalie Schilling-Estes (Georgetown)

4) Verbal -s in the (African American) English Diaspora
Shana Poplack (Ottawa) and Sali Tagliamonte (York, England)

5) 'Canadian Dainty'. The rise and decline of Briticisms in mainland Canadian English
J. K. Chambers (Toronto)

6) The legacy of British and Irish English in Newfoundland
Sandra Clarke (St John's, Newfoundland)

7) The English dialect heritage of the Southern United States
Edgar Schneider (Regensburg)

8) Solving Kurath's Puzzle. Establishing the Antecedents of the American Midland Dialect Region
Michael Montgomery (South Carolina)

9) English dialect input to the Caribbean
Raymond Hickey (Essen)

III The Southern Hemisphere

1) English input to South Africa
Roger Lass (Capetown)

2) English transported to the South Atlantic Ocean: Tristan da Cunha
Daniel Schreier (North Carolina)

3) English on the Falklands
Andrea Sudbury (Colchester)

4) English input to Australia
Scott Kiesling (Pittsburgh)

5) English input to New Zealand
Elizabeth Gordon (Canterbury) and Peter Trudgill (Fribourg)

6) English input to the English-lexicon pidgins and creoles of the Pacific
Suzanne Romaine (Oxford)

IV English in Asia

1) Englishes in Asia and Africa: origin and structure
Raymond Hickey (Essen)

2) South Asian Englishes
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3) South-East Asian Englishes
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IV Appendixes

1) Checklist of dialect features
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2) Glossary of terms
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3) General references
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4) Timeline for varieties of English
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5) Maps of anglophone locations
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