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Author McCafferty, Kevin.
Title Ethnicity and language change : English in (London)Derry, Northern Ireland / Kevin McCafferty.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., [2001]

Author McCafferty, Kevin.
Series Impact, studies in language and society ; v. 7
Impact, studies in language and society ; 7.
Subject English language -- Dialects -- Northern Ireland -- Derry.
English language -- Variation -- Northern Ireland -- Derry.
Ethnic groups -- Northern Ireland -- Derry.
Ethnicity -- Northern Ireland -- Derry.
Derry (Northern Ireland) -- Social conditions.
Derry (Northern Ireland) -- Ethnic relations.
Derry (Northern Ireland) -- Languages.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 244 pages) : illustrations.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-240) and index.
Contents ETHNICITY AND LANGUAGE CHANGE; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Dedication; Contents; Tables; Figures; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1. Introduction: a question of ethnicity; Chapter 2. Fieldwork and methods; Chapter 3. Sociolinguistics in Northern Ireland; Chapter 4. Northern Ireland ethnicity; Chapter 5. Phonological variation and change in LDE; Chapter 6. Conclusion: ethnicity and change in LDE; Appendix. Transcription conventions and glossary; References; Index.
Summary Part sociolinguistic, part ethnographic, this book takes up the neglected question of how ethnic division interacts with variation and change in Northern Irish English. It identifies an idealised folk model of harmoniouscommunities, in spite of the social divide and open conflict that have long affected the region; this model affects daily life and sociolinguistic studies alike. A reading of sociolinguistic studies from the region revealsethnolinguistic differentiation. Qualitative analysis of material from (London)Derry shows people often stressing tolerance in their community, while accounts.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789027299307 (electronic bk.)
9027299307 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 70769238
Additional Format Print version: McCafferty, Kevin. Ethnicity and language change. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2001 (DLC) 00064203

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