Gunnel Melchers

List of John Benjamins publications for which Gunnel Melchers plays a role.


Writing in Nonstandard English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen, Gunnel Melchers and Päivi Pahta

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 67] 2000. viii, 404 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | English linguistics | English literature & literary studies | Germanic linguistics | Pragmatics | Writing and literacy


Melchers, Gunnel 2012 ‘Nornomania’ in the research on language in the Northern IslesLanguage Contact and Development around the North Sea, Stenroos, Merja, Martti Mäkinen and Inge Særheim (eds.), pp. 213–230 | Article
‘Nornomania’ refers to the alleged obsession with the Scandinavian (‘Norn’) heritage in research on the dialects of Orkney and Shetland, as first addressed by Smith (1996). This paper explores the impact of a ‘Norn bias’ on dialect research devoted to the Northern Isles, from Jakobsen’s monumental… read more
Melchers, Gunnel 2010 Southern English in writingVarieties of English in Writing: The written word as linguistic evidence, Hickey, Raymond (ed.), pp. 81–98 | Article
This chapter deals with written evidence of regional varieties of language representing the middle and southern parts of England. ‘Southern English’ is here taken in a very wide sense, basically equivalent to ‘non-Northern’ and thus constituting a companion piece to the previous chapter. For two… read more
Melchers, Gunnel 2008 Review of Millar (2007): Northern and Insular ScotsEnglish World-Wide 29:3, pp. 347–351 | Review
Melchers, Gunnel 2000 Dedialectalisation and Norfolk Dialect OrthographyWriting in Nonstandard English, Taavitsainen, Irma, Gunnel Melchers and Päivi Pahta (eds.), pp. 323 ff. | Article
Taavitsainen, Irma and Gunnel Melchers 2000 PrefaceWriting in Nonstandard English, Taavitsainen, Irma, Gunnel Melchers and Päivi Pahta (eds.), pp. vii ff. | Miscellaneous
Melchers, Gunnel 1987 Spelling and DialectOrthography and Phonology, Luelsdorff, Philip A. (ed.), pp. 187 ff. | Article
Melchers, Gunnel 1985 Language attitudes in the Shetland IslandsFocus on Scotland, Görlach, Manfred † (ed.), pp. 87 ff. | Article