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Author Clarke, Sandra.
Title Newfoundland and Labrador English / Sandra Clarke.
Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2010.

Author Clarke, Sandra.
Series Dialects of English
Dialects of English.
Subject English language -- Dialects -- Newfoundland and Labrador.
Description 1 online resource (x, 212 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-203) and index.
Contents Introduction : history, geography and demography. Newfoundland and Labrador English as a distinct speech variety ; From European discovery to the present : an historical overview ; Settlement history and regional differences ; A note on the terminology used in this volume -- Phonetics and phonology. Phonetics and phonology : some basic terminology ; Vowel patterns ; Consonant features ; Sound segments in contact : deletion, insertion, assimilation ; Prosodic features ; A final note -- Morphosyntax. Introduction ; The verb ; Nouns, pronouns and determiners ; Other lexical categories ; Non-standard syntactic features ; Concluding remarks -- Vocabulary and discourse features. The conservative nature of NLE lexicon ; The southwest English contribution ; The Irish contribution ; Fishery and maritime-related vocabulary ; New words and meanings in NLE ; Regional variation ; Discourse features; Recent lexical change and lexical loss -- Language attitudes and language change. Outsiders' views of Newfoundaland and Labrador ; Attitudes to Newfoundland dialects ; Academic and educational perspectives ; Recent phonological and grammatical change ; Change at the levels of lexicon and discourse ; Concluding remarks -- Survey of previous work. Observations on NLE prior to 1950 ; Post-1950 : linguistic approaches to NLE ; Ongoing and future research -- Sample texts. Conservative NBE ; Conservative NIE ; Conservative NBE r-deleting : speaker 5 ; Conservative NBE Labrador speakers ; Contemporary younger speakers.
Note Print version record.
Summary This book is the first full-length volume to offer a comprehensive introduction to the English spoken in Britain's oldest overseas colony, and, since 1949, Canada's youngest province. Within North America, Newfoundland and Labrador English is a highly distinctive speech variety. It is known for its generally conservative nature, having retained close ties with its primary linguistic roots, the traditional speech of southwestern England and southern Ireland. It is also characterised by a high 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 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians increasingly align themselves with 'mainland' North American norms. The volume includes An accessible description of the phonological, grammatical, lexical and discourse features of this variety Treatment of regional speech variation within the province, and its historical sources Discussion of the social underpinnings of ongoing language change Language samples from both traditional and contemporary speakers A survey of published work on Newfoundland and Labrador English from earlier centuries to the present day.
ISBN 9780748631414 (electronic bk.)
0748631410 (electronic bk.)
9780748671519 (ebook)
0748626166 (hbk.)
9780748626168 (hbk.)
0748626174 (pbk.)
9780748626175 (pbk.)
OCLC # 650495152
Additional Format Print version: Clarke, Sandra. Newfoundland and Labrador English. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2010 9780748626168 (DLC) 2010411215 (OCoLC)461271753

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