1887

Englishes around the World

Studies in honour of Manfred Görlach. Volume 1: General studies, British Isles, North America

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Abstract

The two volumes of <i>Englishes around the World</i> present high-quality original research papers written in honour of Manfred Görlach, founder and editor of the journal <i>English World-Wide</i> and the book series <i>Varieties of English Around the World</i>. The papers thematically focus on the field that Manfred Görlach has helped to build and shape. Volume 1 contains articles on general topics and studies of what might be termed “Old” Englishes, varieties of English that have been rooted in their respective regions for a long time and have been traditional focal points of scholarly study. The first section contains eight general and comparative papers (dealing with terminological matters or definitions of core concepts, historical issues, structural comparisons across a wide range of varieties); the second one has nine papers on dialects of English as used in the British Isles (covering England, Scotland, Ulster and Ireland); and finally, there are four contributions on North American varieties of English (including Southern English, African American Vernacular English, Newfoundland Vernacular English, and American English in a historical perspective). The thematic scope comprises the levels of lexis, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, and orthography, as well as sociohistorical issues, the question of the evolution and transmission of dialects, various sources of evidence including literary dialect.

Subjects: English linguistics; Sociolinguistics and Dialectology; Germanic linguistics

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