East Anglian English

East Anglian English

Edited by Jacek Fisiak OBE, Peter Trudgill

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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

Studies of the very earliest form of language which can be called English, and its later influence.
East Anglia — the easternmost area of England — was probably home to the first-ever form of language which can be called English. East Anglian English has had a very considerable input into the formation of Standard English, and contributed importantly to the development of American English and (to a lesser extent) Southern Hemisphere Englishes; it has also experienced multilingualism on a remarkable scale. However, it has received little attention from linguistic scholars over the years, and this volume provides an overdue assessment. The articles, by leading scholars in the field, cover all aspects of the English of East Anglia from its beginnings to the present day; topics include place names, non-standard grammar, dialect phonology, dialect contact, language contact, and a host of other issues of descriptive, theoretical, historical and sociolinguistic interest and importance.
Professor JACEK FISIAK teaches in the Department of English at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland; Professor PETER TRUDGILL is Chair of English Linguistics at the University of Fribourg. Contributors: PETER TRUDGILL, JACEK FISIAK, KARL INGE SANDRED, GILLIS KRISTENSSON, LAURA WRIGHT, CLAIRE JONES, TERTU NEVALAINEN, HELENA RAUMOLIN-BRUNBERG, KEN LODGE, DAVID BRITAIN, PATRICIA POUSSA

Details

March 2001
47 line illustrations
276 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780859915717
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB
BISAC LIT011000
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Table of Contents

Modern East Anglia as a Dialect Area - Peter Trudgill
Old East Anglian: a Problem in Old English Dialectology - Jacek Fisiak
East Anglian Place-Names: Sources of Lost Dialect - Karl Inge Sandred
Language in Contact: Old East Saxon and East Anglian - Gillis Kristensson
Sociolects in Fourteenth-Century London - Gillis Kristensson
Some Morphological Features of the Norfolk Guild Certificates of 1388/9: An Exercise in Variation - Laura Wright
Elaboration in Practice: The Use of English in Medieval East Anglian Medicine - Claire Jones
Third-Person Singular Zero: African-American English, East Anglian Dialects and Spanish Persecution in the Low Countries - Peter Trudgill
Chapters in the Social History of East Anglian English: The Case of the Third-Person Singular (with Helena Raumolin-Brunberg and Peter Trudgill)Peter Trudgill) - Terttu Nevalainen
Chapters in the Social History of East Anglian English: The Case of the Third-Person Singular (with Terttu Nevalainen and Helena Raumolin-Brunberg)Raumolin-Brunberg) - Peter Trudgill
Chapters in the Social History of East-Anglian English: The Case of the Third-Person Singular (with Peter Trudgill and Terttu Nevalainen)Nevalainen) - Helena Raumolin-Brunberg
The Modern Reflexes of Some Middle English Vowel Contrasts in Norfolk and Norwich - K R Lodge
Welcome to East Anglia: Two Major Dialect 'Boundaries' in the Fens - David Britain
Syntactic Change in North-West Norfolk - Pat Poussa