Varieties of English in Writing

The written word as linguistic evidence

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  • Editor: Raymond Hickey1
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027287786

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.

Subjects: English linguistics; Sociolinguistics and Dialectology; Germanic linguistics; Writing and literacy

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Duisburg and Essen

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