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Language in the British Isles

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ISBN-10: 0521794889

ISBN-13: 9780521794886

Edition: 2007

Authors: David Britain

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The British Isles are home to a vast range of different spoken dialects. Language continues to evolve rapidly, in its diversity, in the number and the backgrounds of its speakers, and in the repercussions it has had for political and educational affairs. This book provides a comprehensive survey of the dominant languages and dialects used in the British Isles. Topics covered include the history of English; the development of Standard English; the major non-standard varieties spoken on the islands; and the history of multilingualism. Among the many dialects and languages surveyed by the volume are Caribbean Creole, British Black English, Celtic languages, Chinese, Indian, European migrant…    
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Book details

List price: $58.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 524
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

David Britain is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex.

Introduction
English
History of English
Standard and non-standard English
Phonological variation in England
Grammatical variation in England
Scottish English and Scots
Northern Irish English
Southern Irish English
English in Wales
English on the Isle of Man
English in the Channel Islands
The Celtic Languages
The history of the Celtic languages in the British Isles
Gaelic Kenneth
Irish Padraig O Riagain
Welsh
Other Languages of the British Isles
Multilingualism
Caribbean creoles and Black English
Indic languages
Chinese
European immigrant languages
Sign languages
Channel Island
Angloromani
Applied Sociolinguistic Issues
Language policy and planning
Non-standard English and education
Education and languages other than English