Postcolonial English Varieties Around the World

ISBN-10: 0521539013
ISBN-13: 9780521539012
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $62.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

The global spread of English has resulted in the emergence of a diverse range of postcolonial varieties around the world. Postcolonial English provides a clear and original account of the evolution of these varieties, exploring the historical, social and ecological factors that have shaped all levels of their structure. It argues that while these Englishes have developed new and unique properties which differ greatly from one location to another, their spread and diversification can in fact be explained by a single underlying process, which builds upon the constant relationships and communication needs of the colonizers, the colonized, and other parties. Outlining the stages and characteristics of this process, it applies them in detail to English in sixteen different countries across all continents as well as, in a separate chapter, to a history of American English. Of key interest to sociolinguists, dialectologists, historical linguists and syntacticians alike, this book provides a fascinating new picture of the growth and evolution of English around the globe.

List of maps, figures, and tables
Series editor's foreword
Preface and acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Charting the territory: Postcolonial Englishes as a field of linguistic investigation
Ancestry
Approaches
Alternative perspectives and issues
The evolution of Postcolonial Englishes: the Dynamic Model
Transforming selves in migration: theoretical background
The Dynamic Model of the evolution of Postcolonial Englishes
Variations on the basic pattern
Wider applicability
Linguistic aspects of nativization
Structural nativization: characteristic features
Tracing structural nativization: methodological and conceptual issues
The road to nativization: linguistic processes
Countries along the cycle: case studies
Fiji
Australia
New Zealand
Hong Kong
The Philippines
Malaysia
Singapore
India
South Africa
Kenya
Tanzania
Nigeria
Cameroon
Barbados
Jamaica
Canada
The cycle in hindsight: the emergence of American English
"Assembled in America from various quarters": Phase 1 (ca. 1587-1670)
"English with great classical purity": Phase 2 (ca. 1670-1773)
"That torrent of barbarous phraseology": Phase 3 (ca. 1773-1828/1848)
"Our honor requires us to have a system of our own": Phase 4 (1828/1848-1898)
"We know just who we are by our language": Phase 5(1898-)
Summary and outlook
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index of authors
Index of subjects

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