Dictionary of Newfoundland English

Dictionary of Newfoundland English
Author: George Morley Story,W. J. Kirwin,John David Allison Widdowson
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 770
Release: 1990-01-01
ISBN: 9780802068194
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of Newfoundland English Book Excerpt:

First published in 1982 to international acclaim, the Dictionary of Newfoundland English introduced the world to an incredibly rich dialect with deep roots in Ireland and the English West Country.

English Around the World

English Around the World
Author: Jenny Cheshire
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 684
Release: 1991-04-26
ISBN: 9780521395656
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

English Around the World Book Excerpt:

The social development of English as a world language emerges from a comprehensive account of our current knowledge of it as well as the gaps in understanding which future research can remedy.

Newfoundland and Labrador English

Newfoundland and Labrador English
Author: Sandra Clarke
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-02-28
ISBN: 0748631410
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Newfoundland and Labrador English Book Excerpt:

This book is the first full-length volume to offer acomprehensive introduction to the English spoken in Britain's oldestoverseas colony, and, since 1949, Canada's youngest province. Within NorthAmerica, Newfoundland and Labrador English is a highly distinctive speechvariety. It is known for its generally conservative nature, having retainedclose ties with its primary linguistic roots, the traditional speech ofsouthwestern England and southern Ireland. It is also characterised by ahigh degree of regional and social variation. Over the past half century,the region has experienced substantial social, economic and cultural change. This is reflected linguistically, as younger generations of Newfoundlandersand Labradorians increasingly align themselves with 'mainland' NorthAmerican norms. The volume includes:*An accessible description of thephonological, grammatical, lexical and discourse features of thisvariety*Treatment of regional speech variation within the province, and itshistorical sources*Discussion of the social underpinnings of ongoinglanguage change *Language samples from both traditional and contemporaryspeakers*A survey of published work on Newfoundland and Labrador Englishfrom earlier centuries to the present day.

Studying Dialect

Studying Dialect
Author: Rob Penhallurick
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2018-02-22
ISBN: 1350308110
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studying Dialect Book Excerpt:

This book provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the study of the dialects of English as they are spoken around the world, from the earliest dialect dictionaries of the sixteenth century to contemporary research emerging from the field of geolinguistics. Organised into ten thematic chapters, it explores and evaluates the methods and purposes of each approach to the study of dialectal variation, with full explanations of technical terms throughout. Illuminating one of the most productive fields of interest in language study, this compelling book is essential reading for students of dialect and regional difference in English.

Studying the English Language

Studying the English Language
Author: Rob Penhallurick
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2010-07-09
ISBN: 1137036214
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studying the English Language Book Excerpt:

How did English become a global language? What exactly is Standard English? What do slips of the tongue reveal about language? Studying the English Language answers these questions and many more. Organised into eighteen thematic chapters, each of which can be read at one sitting, this is a clear and lively introduction to the diversity and history of English, and to relevant contemporary and classic work in linguistics. Thoroughly updated and revised, this second edition contains three new chapters, on the story of American English, the spread of English across the world and the work of Noam Chomsky. Wide ranging and easy to use, other topics include the effects of dialect and accent on identity, swearing and offensive names in English, language and gender, language planning and theories about the origin of language. Full of entertaining examples, illustrations and useful guides to further reading, this is the ideal companion for all those new to the study of the English language, and essential reading for anyone with a general interest in the subject.

Dictionaries

Dictionaries
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Lexicography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionaries Book Excerpt:

The Oxford History of English Lexicography

The Oxford History of English Lexicography
Author: A. P. Cowie
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 1017
Release: 2008-12-04
ISBN: 0191558079
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford History of English Lexicography Book Excerpt:

These substantial volumes present the fullest account yet published of the lexicography of English from its origins in medieval glosses, through its rapid development in the eighteenth century, to a fully-established high-tech industry that is as reliant as ever on learning and scholarship. The history covers dictionaries of English and its national varieties, including American English, with numerous references to developments in Europe and elsewhere which have influenced the course of English lexicography. Part one of Volume I explores the early development of glosses and bilingual and multilingual dictionaries and examines their influence on lexicographical methods and ideas. Part two presents a systematic history of monolingual dictionaries of English and includes extensive chapters on Johnson, Webster and his successors in the USA, and the OED. It also contains descriptions of the development of dictionaries of national and regional varieties, and of Old and Middle English, and concludes with an account of the computerization of the OED. The specialized dictionaries described in Volume II include dictionaries of science, dialects, synonyms, etymology, pronunciation, slang and cant, quotations, phraseology, and personal and place names. This volume also includes an account of the inception and development of dictionaries developed for particular users, especially foreign learners of English. The Oxford History of English Lexicography unites scholarship with readability. It provides a unique and accessible reference for scholars and professional lexicographers and offers a series of fascinating encounters with the men and women involved over the centuries in the making of works of profound national and linguistic importance.

The Lesser Known Varieties of English

The Lesser Known Varieties of English
Author: Daniel Schreier,Peter Trudgill,Edgar W. Schneider,Jeffrey P. Williams
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-03-04
ISBN: 1139487418
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lesser Known Varieties of English Book Excerpt:

This is the first ever volume to compile sociolinguistic and historical information on lesser-known, and relatively ignored, native varieties of English around the world. Exploring areas as diverse as the Pacific, South America, the South Atlantic and West Africa, it shows how these varieties are as much part of the big picture as major varieties and that their analysis is essential for addressing some truly important issues in linguistic theory, such as dialect obsolescence and death, language birth, dialect typology and genetic classification, patterns of diffusion and transplantation and contact-induced language change. It also shows how close interwoven fields such as social history, contact linguistics and variationist sociolinguistics are in accounting for their formation and maintenance, providing a thorough description of the lesser-known varieties of English and their relevance for language spread and change.

Dictionary of Cape Breton English

Dictionary of Cape Breton English
Author: William J. Davey,Richard MacKinnon
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1442615990
Category: Canadianisms
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of Cape Breton English Book Excerpt:

The first regional dictionary devoted to the island s linguistic and cultural history, the Dictionary of Cape Breton English is a fascinating record of the island s rich vocabulary. "

The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography

The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography
Author: Philip Durkin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 698
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0199691630
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography Book Excerpt:

This volume provides concise, authoritative accounts of the approaches and methodologies of modern lexicography and of the aims and qualities of its end products. Leading scholars and professional lexicographers, from all over the world and representing all the main traditions and perspectives, assess the state of the art in every aspect of research and practice. The book is divided into four parts, reflecting the main types of lexicography. Part I looks at synchronic dictionaries - those for the general public, monolingual dictionaries for second-language learners, and bilingual dictionaries. Part II and III are devoted to the distinctive methodologies and concerns of historical dictionaries and specialist dictionaries respectively, while chapters in Part IV examine specific topics such as description and prescription; the representation of pronunciation; and the practicalities of dictionary production. The book ends with a chronology of major events in the history of lexicography. It will be a valuable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in the field.

Dictionary of Prince Edward Island English

Dictionary of Prince Edward Island English
Author: Terry Kenneth Pratt
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN: 9780802079046
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of Prince Edward Island English Book Excerpt:

Strupac, fornenst, trappy, scriss, kippy, snool, flying axehandles, from across - these and hundreds of other fascinating and colourful words and phrases give the English language as it has been spoken in Canada's smallest province a flavour all its own. With the Dictionary of Prince Edward Island English, T.K. Pratt makes a major scholarly contribution to the growing list of regional dictionaries that enable us to discover the rich heritage of the language as spoken throughout North America; at the same time it offers a splendid general introduction to the historical and sociological life of the island. There are approximately 1000 entries of non-standard or dialect words, past and present. The notes deal with usage, pronunciation, alternate forms and spellings, and stylistic and regional labels. Entries include definitions, supportive quotations from P.E.I. sources, editorial notes about various subtleties, and dictionary notes which provide links to some thirty-five other dictionaries. Pratt's introduction defines the criteria for inclusion of words, explains his research methods, and outlines the layout of entries. The end matter includes a bibliography and an important sociolinguistic essay, 'The Dictionary in Profile,' which places the work in the broader context of Prince Edward Island speech. Its range and depth of coverage make this an essential work not only for those concerned with P.E.I. and Maritimes studies, but for all those interested in the regional usage of English.

Proceedings of Methods XIII

Proceedings of Methods XIII
Author: Barry Heselwood
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9783631612408
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of Methods XIII Book Excerpt:

This volume of papers from the 13th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology, held at the University of Leeds in 2008, collects together current research and recent methodological developments in the study of dialects by new and established scholars. It is organised into themed sections reporting on historical dialectology, dialect literature, the production of dialect maps and atlases, and the collection and organisation of material for dialect dictionaries and corpora. Perceptual dialectology and dialect intelligibility are also featured, and there are linguistic analyses of dialectal data from many language varieties.

The Cambridge Companion to English Dictionaries

The Cambridge Companion to English Dictionaries
Author: Sarah Ogilvie
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-02-29
ISBN: 1108568459
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to English Dictionaries Book Excerpt:

How did a single genre of text have the power to standardise the English language across time and region, rival the Bible in notions of authority, and challenge our understanding of objectivity, prescription, and description? Since the first monolingual dictionary appeared in 1604, the genre has sparked evolution, innovation, devotion, plagiarism, and controversy. This comprehensive volume presents an overview of essential issues pertaining to dictionary style and content and a fresh narrative of the development of English dictionaries throughout the centuries. Essays on the regional and global nature of English lexicography (dictionary making) explore its power in standardising varieties of English and defining nations seeking independence from the British Empire: from Canada to the Caribbean. Leading scholars and lexicographers historically contextualise an array of dictionaries and pose urgent theoretical and methodological questions relating to their role as tools of standardisation, prestige, power, education, literacy, and national identity.

Folktales of Newfoundland RLE Folklore

Folktales of Newfoundland  RLE Folklore
Author: Herbert Halpert,J.D.A. Widdowson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1175
Release: 2015-02-20
ISBN: 1317551486
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Folktales of Newfoundland RLE Folklore Book Excerpt:

This collection of Newfoundland folk narratives, first published in 1996, grew out of extensive fieldwork in folk culture in the province. The intention was to collect as broad a spectrum of traditional material as possible, and Folktales of Newfoundland is notable not only for the number and quality of its narratives, but also for the format in which they are presented. A special transcription system conveys to the reader the accents and rhythms of each performance, and the endnote to each tale features an analysis of the narrator’s language. In addition, Newfoundland has preserved many aspects of English and Irish folk tradition, some of which are no longer active in the countries of their origin. Working from the premise that traditions virtually unknown in England might still survive in active form in Newfoundland, the researchers set out to discover if this was in fact the case.

The DNE in Interview

The DNE in Interview
Author: Robert Paine,George Morley Story,W. J. Kirwin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 50
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Dictionary of Newfoundland English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The DNE in Interview Book Excerpt:

A Bibliography of Writings on Varieties of English 1965 1983

A Bibliography of Writings on Varieties of English  1965 1983
Author: Wolfgang Viereck,Dr Edgar Schneider,Manfred Görlach
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 319
Release: 1984-01-01
ISBN: 9027248613
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bibliography of Writings on Varieties of English 1965 1983 Book Excerpt:

After the growth of English and American dialectology since the 1930's and the expansion of sociolinguistics since the 1960's, the study of 'world English' has emerged in recent years to join these other disciplines. This bibliography is intended to reflect what has been achieved in this area and to serve as an indispensible research tool for further investigations. The bibliography is divided into three parts, each one is preceded by a preface which explains the procedures followed and each of the sections is followed by an index. It classifies the items according to specific areas, ethnic groups, or similar topics.

Focus on Canada

Focus on Canada
Author: Sandra Clarke
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1993-11-04
ISBN: 9027276811
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focus on Canada Book Excerpt:

Although varieties of North American English have come in for a good deal of linguistic scrutiny in recent years, the vast majority of published works have dealt with American rather than Canadian English. This volume constitutes a welcome addition to our linguistic knowledge of English-speaking Canada. While the focus of the volume is primarily synchronic, several of the dozen papers it contains offer a diachronic perspective on Canadian English. Topics range from general issues in Canadian lexicography and orthography to sociolinguistic studies of varieties of English spoken in all major geographical areas of the country: Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Quebec and the West. A theme common to many of the articles is the relationship of Canadian English to American varieties to the south.

The Handbook of English Linguistics

The Handbook of English Linguistics
Author: Bas Aarts,April McMahon,Lars Hinrichs
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2021-02-08
ISBN: 1119540569
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of English Linguistics Book Excerpt:

Second edition of this popular Handbook bringing together stimulating discussions of core English linguistics topics in a single, authoritative volume—includes numerous new and thoroughly updated chapters The second edition of the popular Handbook of English Linguistics brings together stimulating discussions of the core topics in English linguistics in a single, authoritative volume. Written by an international team of experts, the chapters cover syntax, methodology, phonetics and phonology, lexis and morphology, variation, stylistics, and discourse, and also provide discussions of theoretical and descriptive research in the field. The revised edition includes new and updated chapters on English Corpus Linguistics, experimental approaches, complements and adjuncts, English phonology and morphology, lexicography, and more. In-depth yet accessible chapters introduce key areas of English linguistics, discuss relevant research, and suggest future research directions. An important academic contribution to the field, this book: Presents thirty-two in-depth, yet accessible, chapters that discuss new research findings across the field, written by both established and emerging scholars from around the world Builds upon the very successful first edition, published in 2006 Incorporates new trends in English linguistics, including digital research methods and theoretical advances in all subfields Suggests future research directions The Handbook of English Linguistics, 2nd Edition is an essential reference work for researchers and students working in the field of English language and linguistics.

A New Bibliography of Writings on Varieties of English 1984 1992 3

A New Bibliography of Writings on Varieties of English  1984 1992 3
Author: Beat Glauser
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1993-01-01
ISBN: 9027248702
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Bibliography of Writings on Varieties of English 1984 1992 3 Book Excerpt:

The continuing expansion of research in dialectology, sociolinguistics and English as a world language has made the field increasingly difficult to survey. This bibliography is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the relevant publications of the past few years. Like its predecessor, it will prove an indispensable reference book. The collection is in four parts, dealing respectively with general studies, Britain and Ireland, the United States and Canada, and the rest of the world. There is a joint index in which the 2800 entries are classified according to specific areas, ethnic groups and major linguistic categories, thus making the bibliography easy to use with the greatest profit. The present bibliography complements the one compiled by W. Viereck, E.W. Schneider and M. Görlach, which covered the period from 1965 to 1983 and was published in the same series in 1984.

Living Words

Living Words
Author: Tom McArthur
Publsiher: University of Exeter Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780859896207
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Words Book Excerpt:

In this collection of articles, the author reflects on the nature of language, the art of lexicography and the developments in communication, the media and information technology in the late 20th century. The three main subjects looked at are: language at large, and particulary English, the most widely used language in the history of the world; the art and study of dictionaries and reference science, embracing all past, present and potential reference materials - from the "OED" to the "Yellow Pages"; and the processes through which communication, information and knowledge has evoloved - from cave art to the personal computer.