Further studies in the lesser-known varieties of English

Jeffrey P. Williams, Edgar W. Schneider, Peter Trudgill, Daniel Schreier

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Abstract

This volume follows on from The Lesser-Known Varieties of English (Cambridge University Press, 2010), by documenting a further range of varieties that have been overlooked and understudied. It explores varieties spoken by small groups of people in remote regions as diverse as Malta, Bermuda, the Netherlands Antilles, Brazil, the Cook Islands, and Palau. The varieties explored are as much a part of the big picture as major varieties and it is the intention of this collection to spark further interest in the sociolinguistic documentation of minority Englishes in a postcolonial world. Language endangerment is a very real factor for the vast majority of lesser known varieties of English, and this book aims to highlight that documentation and archiving are key initial steps in revitalization and reclamation efforts. This book will be of interest to historians of English, and scholars in dialectology, language birth and death, language contact, typology, and variation and change.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages345
ISBN (Electronic)9781139108652
ISBN (Print)9781107021204
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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