Varieties of English in Writing

The written word as linguistic evidence

ORCID logoRaymond Hickey | University of Duisburg and Essen
ISBN 9789027249012 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027287786 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
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This volume is concerned with assessing fictional and non-fictional written texts as linguistic evidence for earlier forms of varieties of English. These range from Scotland to New Zealand, from Canada to South Africa, covering all the major forms of the English language around the world. Central to the volume is the question of how genuine written representations are. Here the emphasis is on the techniques and methodology which can be employed when analysing documents. The vernacular styles found in written documents and the use of these as a window on earlier spoken modes of different varieties represent a focal concern of the book. Studies of language in literature, which were offered in the past, have been revisited and their findings reassessed in the light of recent advances in variationist linguistics.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G41] 2010.  x, 378 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Hickey's collection of articles offers many rare samples of authentic writing based on numerous varieties of spoken English from various historical sources, resulting in informative and appealing reading on an area of historic English speech-based writing that is well-worth exploring by today's linguists.”
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2021. Chapter 7. Broadcasting your variety. In The Dynamics of English in Namibia [Varieties of English Around the World, G65],  pp. 135 ff. DOI logo
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2015. Response to Davies and Fuchs. English World-Wide. A Journal of Varieties of English 36:1  pp. 41 ff. DOI logo
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CF/2AB: Linguistics/English

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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