Vernacular Universals and Language Contacts: Evidence from Varieties of English and Beyond by Markku FilppulaVernacular Universals and Language Contacts: Evidence from Varieties of English and Beyond by Markku Filppula

Vernacular Universals and Language Contacts: Evidence from Varieties of English and Beyond

EditorMarkku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, Heli Paulasto

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In this book, contributors have been brought together to discuss the role of two major factors shaping the grammars of different varieties of English (and of other languages) all over the world: so-called vernacular universals and contact-induced change. Rather than assuming a general typological perspective, the studies in this volume focus on putative universal vernacular features ¿ significant phonological or (morpho-) syntactic parallels found in non-standard varieties of English, English-based Creoles, and also varieties of other languages, all of which represent widely differing sociolinguistic and historical backgrounds. These universals are then set against the other major explanatory factor: contact-induced change, by which we understand both the possibility of dialect contact (or dialect diffusion) and language contact (including superstratal, substratal and adstratal influences).

Markku Filppulais Professor of English at the University of Joensuu and a member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. He is the author ofThe Grammar of Irish English: Language in Hibernian Style(1999), co-author ofEnglish and Celtic in Contact(2008), co-editor ofThe Celtic Roots of English(2002) andDialects Across Borders(200...
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Title:Vernacular Universals and Language Contacts: Evidence from Varieties of English and BeyondFormat:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 1 inPublished:December 22, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415992397

ISBN - 13:9780415992398

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Vernacular Universals and Language Contacts: An OverviewMarkku Filppula, Juhani Klemola and Heli Paulasto Part I: The Theory of Vernacular Universals Chapter 1: Cognition and the Linguistic Continuum from Vernacular to StandardJ.K. Chambers  Chapter 2: Vernacular Universals and Angloversals in a Typological PerspectiveBenedikt Szmrecsanyi and Bernd Kortmann Part II: Consonant Cluster Reduction and Default Singulars: Prototypical Vernacular Universals? Chapter 3: How Diagnostic are English Universals?Daniel Schreier Chapter 4: Number Agreement in Existential Constructions: A Sociolinguistic Study of Eighteenth-Century EnglishTerttu Nevalainen Chapter 5: There was Universals; then there weren¿t: A Comparative Sociolinguistic Perspective on ¿Default Singulars¿Sali A. Tagliamonte Part III: Universals and Contact in Varieties of English Chapter 6: Irish Daughters of Northern British Relatives: Internal and External Constraints on the System of Relativisation in South Armagh English (SArE)Karen P. Corrigan Chapter 7 The Case of Bungi: Evidence for Vernacular Universals Elaine Gold Chapter 8: The Regularisation of the Hiatus Resolution System in British English ¿ A Contact-Induced ¿Vernacular Universal¿?David Britain and Sue Fox Chapter 9: The Interplay of ¿Universals¿ and Contact-Induced Change in the Emergence of New EnglishesDonald Winford Chapter 10: Digging for Roots: Universals and Contact in Regional Varieties of EnglishMarkku Filppula, Juhani Klemola and Heli Paulasto Part IV: Methodological and Theoretical Perspectives Chapter 11: Methods and Inferences in the Study of Substrate InfluenceTerence Odlin Chapter 12: Some Offspring of Colonial English are CreoleSalikoko S. Mufwene Chapter 13: Vernacular Universals and the Sociolinguistic Typology of English DialectsPeter Trudgill Chapter 14: Linguistic Universals and Vernacular DataPeter Siemund  Chapter 15: Why Universals VERSUS Contact-Induced Change?Sarah G. Thomason