Stephanie Hackert

List of John Benjamins publications for which Stephanie Hackert plays a role.


Book series


Subjects Creole studies | English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


This chapter introduces and linguistically evaluates a hitherto unexplored source of earlier Caribbean vernacular English. It comprises more than one hundred letters written in 1963 by former Panama Canal workers as part of a competition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the… read more
This study investigates the expression of perfect meanings in thirty English-lexifier pidgins and creoles or related varieties, such as African American Vernacular English or Singlish. The data were elicited with the help of sixteen sentences and a short text from Dahl’s (1985: 198–206)… read more
Hackert, Stephanie and Alexander Laube 2018 You ain’t got principle, you ain’t got nothing: Verbal negation in Bahamian CreoleEnglish World-Wide 39:3, pp. 278–308 | Article
The present study investigates the system of verbal negation in Bahamian Creole and relates it to the respective systems of historically connected varieties in North America, i.e. contemporary as well as earlier varieties of African American Vernacular English and Gullah. Building on a corpus of… read more
Hackert, Stephanie 2016 Standards of English in the Caribbean: History, attitudes, functions, featuresWorld Englishes: New theoretical and methodological considerations, Seoane, Elena and Cristina Suárez-Gómez (eds.), pp. 85–112 | Article
This paper presents a report of the state of research into standards of English in the anglophone Caribbean. It first outlines the history of educated English in the region and then turns to current language attitudes and functions. While Caribbean English-lexifier creoles are no longer overtly… read more
This paper presents a diachronic analysis of press news reports in the Bahamas and in Trinidad and Tobago with a view to shedding light on the question of Americanisation. We analyse four corpora, one from the 1960s and one contemporary from each country. The following features are studied: (1)… read more
Hackert, Stephanie 2014 Series editor’s prefaceThe Evolution of Englishes: The Dynamic Model and beyond, Buschfeld, Sarah, Thomas Hoffmann, Magnus Huber and Alexander Kautzsch (eds.), pp. ix–x | Miscellaneous
Hackert, Stephanie 2014 The evolution of English(es): Notes on the history of an ideaThe Evolution of Englishes: The Dynamic Model and beyond, Buschfeld, Sarah, Thomas Hoffmann, Magnus Huber and Alexander Kautzsch (eds.), pp. 282–300 | Article
Many of the central tenets of modern linguistics – and thus also of the study of World Englishes – have a history which goes back to the nineteenth century. This article focuses on the idea of the evolution of language(s). I will employ a discourse-historical approach to show that evolution was… read more
Deuber, Dagmar, Carolin Biewer, Stephanie Hackert and Michaela Hilbert 2012 Will and would in selected New Englishes: General and variety-specific tendenciesMapping Unity and Diversity World-Wide: Corpus-Based Studies of New Englishes, Hundt, Marianne and Ulrike Gut (eds.), pp. 77–102 | Article
This paper presents a quantitative and qualitative investigation of the use of the modal verbs will and would in six New Englishes (Fiji, Indian, Singapore, Trinidadian, Jamaican and Bahamian English), with British English considered for comparison; will/would in their future use are also compared… read more
Bruckmaier, Elisabeth and Stephanie Hackert 2011 Bahamian Standard English: A first approachEnglish World-Wide 32:2, pp. 174–205 | Article
This article presents both quantitative and qualitative information on the orthography, lexis, and morphosyntax of Bahamian Standard English. Employing a press corpus of over 100 000 words, it aims not only at a descriptive account but also at initial answers to two research questions. First, is… read more
The concept of the native speaker, once viewed as “a common reference point for all branches of linguistics” (Coulmas 1981: 1), has increasingly come under criticism, particularly in connection with the study of World Englishes, where it has been pointed out that, while there may be linguistic… read more
Hackert, Stephanie and Magnus Huber 2007 Gullah in the diaspora: Historical and linguistic evidence from the BahamasDiachronica 24:2, pp. 279–325 | Article
The status of Gullah and Bahamian Creole English (BahCE) within the Atlantic English creoles and their historical relationship with African American Vernacular English (AAVE) have long been a matter of discussion. It was assumed that Gullah and BahCE are ‘sister’ varieties sharing an immediate… read more
Hackert, Stephanie 2006 Oral narrative and tense in urban Bahamian Creole EnglishStructure and Variation in Language Contact, Deumert, Ana and Stephanie Durrleman (eds.), pp. 225–242 | Chapter
This paper presents a quantitative analysis of past inflection in urban Bahamian Creole English. The variable has held a prominent position in the study of African American Vernacular English and Caribbean creoles, but whereas phonological, grammatical, and social factors have received much… read more
Hackert, Stephanie 2005 Ingo Plag, ed. 2003. Phonology and Morphology of Creole LanguagesEnglish World-Wide 26:1, pp. 120–123 | Miscellaneous
Hackert, Stephanie 2005 Donald Winford. 2003. An Introduction to Contact LinguisticsEnglish World-Wide 26:1, pp. 113–116 | Miscellaneous