Claire Cowie

List of John Benjamins publications for which Claire Cowie plays a role.



English Historical Linguistics: Change in structure and meaning. Papers from the XXth ICEHL

Edited by Bettelou Los, Claire Cowie, Patrick Honeybone and Graeme Trousdale

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 358] 2022. viii, 349 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics


Negative attitudes of non-Singaporeans towards Singapore Colloquial English (SCE) are often used to support the “Speak Good English Movement” in Singapore. This article examines spontaneous metalinguistic discourse about SCE in an online Facebook group where Taiwanese migrants in Singapore… read more
In outsourced voice-based services (call centres are a typical example), an agent providing a service is likely to accommodate their speech to that of the customer. In services outsourced to India, as in other postcolonial settings, the customer accent typically does not have a place in that… read more