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Irish English : Northern Ireland (Hardcover)

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This book focuses on the sociolinguistic consequences of historical contact between indigenous Irish peoples and newer English and Scottish settlers in what is now the territory of Northern Ireland (NI). The contact varieties that resulted represent the oldest L2 'Englishes' globally. Moreover, the degree of admixture from English, Irish and Scots in the contemporary dialects of NI reflects various external forces. Naturally, these varieties share certain structural features with sister Celtic Englishes and indeed with other vernacular Englishes globally. However, there are other linguistic traits that seem to be unique and therefore essentially local.Irish English, Volume 1 - Northern Ireland aims to provide insights into the evolution of language in 21st century NI and to promote an understanding of linguistic diversity in this region in the context of World Englishes by including:* *An overview of cultural, demographic and geographic aspects of NI's languages/dialects* *An extensive, though acces


Publisher Edinburgh Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780748634286
SKU 211292355
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0748634282
Release Date 5/30/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0160
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
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