English in Cyprus or Cyprus English

An empirical investigation of variety status

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This volume provides the first-ever comprehensive analysis of a potential variety of English, spoken in the Greek part of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Despite the fact that Cyprus was a British colony from 1878 to 1960, the status of the English language spoken there has not yet been discussed systematically within the framework of World Englishes. To determine whether English in Cyprus has second-language variety status or should rather be considered as learner English, the monograph investigates its historical, sociopolitical and sociolinguistic background and, drawing on a corpus of spoken data, offers a synchronic analysis of linguistic features. The results suggest to rethink some of the well-established taxonomies of World Englishes research, especially those that strictly differentiate between second-language varieties and learner Englishes. This renders the book relevant not only to scholars working in the field of World Englishes but also to second language acquisition researchers.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G46]  2013.  xvi, 246 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of tables
ix–x
List of figures and charts
xi–xii
List of maps and pictures
xiii–xiv
Acknowledgments
xv–xvi
Chapter 1. Introduction
1–12
Chapter 2. English in Cyprus: Historical and sociopolitical development, identity constructions, and sociolinguistic conditions
13–42
Chapter 3. World Englishes research and the case 
of Cyprus
43–94
Chapter 4. Empirical study: Methodology
95–104
Chapter 5. Identifying characteristics of EiCy/CyE: A qualitative approach
105–130
Chapter 6. Linguistic characteristics of EiCy/CyE: A quantitative approach
131–180
Chapter 7. Assessing the variety status of EiCy/CyE
181–198
Chapter 8. Conclusion
199–206
References
207–218
Appendices
219–242
Index
243–246
“This study puts Cyprus English square onto the map of World Englishes research. In an innovative and empirically sound manner, it addresses the hybridity of the linguistic situation in Cyprus, in particular the question as to how to draw a line between variety status and learner English. The latter constitutes an original and long-overdue methodological contribution in that it offers an empirical pathway to resolve the issue.”
“In a masterly analysis and description, this innovative and theoretically ambitious study adds a new member to the family of World Englishes and explores the murky waters between emerging and established new varieties, between interference-induced learners' performance and endonormativity, and between ESL and EFL.”
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BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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