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Author Buschfeld, Sarah.
Title English in Cyprus or Cyprus English : an empirical investigation of variety status / Sarah Buschfeld.
Imprint Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013.

Author Buschfeld, Sarah.
Series Varieties of English Around the World ; G46
Varieties of English around the world. General series ; v. 46.
Subject English language -- Dialects -- Cyprus.
English language -- Foreign countries.
Cyprus -- Languages.
Greek language -- Influence on English.
Turkish language -- Influence on English.
Sociolinguistics -- Cyprus.
Description 1 online resource (262 pages)
Summary This volume provides the first-ever comprehensive analysis of a potential variety of English, spoken in the Greek part of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Despite the fact that Cyprus was a British colony from 1878 to 1960, the status of the English language spoken there has not yet been discussed systematically within the framework of World Englishes. To determine whether English in Cyprus has second-language variety status or should rather be considered as learner English, the monograph investigates its historical, sociopolitical and sociolinguistic background and, drawing on a corpus of.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents English in Cyprus or Cyprus English; Editorial page ; Title page ; LCC data ; Table of contents; List of tables ; List of figures and charts ; List of maps and pictures ; Acknowledgments ; Chapter 1. Introduction ; 1.1 Motivation for the research project ; 1.2 Scientific aims of the study ; 1.3 Theoretical framework ; 1.4 Methodological framework ; 1.5 Outline ; Chapter 2. English in Cyprus ; 2.1 Introduction ; 2.2 Historical background ; 2.2.1 From the first settlements to the British occupation ; 2.2.2 British rule in Cyprus ; 2.2.3 Post-independence, Turkish invasion, and after.
2.3 Identity constructions 2.3.1 Resistance against foreign domination and British rule ; 2.3.2 The Turkish invasion as "Event X"? ; 2.4 Sociolinguistic conditions ; 2.4.1 Language use ; 2.4.2 Language attitudes ; 2.5 Summary and preliminary conclusions ; Chapter 3. World Englishes research and the case of Cyprus ; 3.1 Introduction ; 3.2 30 years of World Englishes research ; 3.2.1 The ENL-ESL-EFL distinction ; 3.2.2 Kachru's (1985b) Three Concentric Circles of World Englishes ; 3.2.3 Schneider's (2007) Dynamic Model ; 3.2.4 Terminology ; 3.3 Research into English in Cyprus/Cyprus English.
3.4 Learner Englishes vs. second-language varieties? 3.4.1 Learner English and interlanguage ; 3.4.2 Second-language varieties ; 3.4.3 "Bridging the paradigm gap" ; 3.4.4 Drawing some theoretical conclusions ; 3.5 Transfer and feature nativization: A crosslinguistic comparison of English and the Greek-Cypriot dialect ; 3.5.1 The nominal domain ; 3.5.2 The verbal domain ; 3.5.3 Prepositions ; 3.5.4 Hypotheses ; 3.6 Summary ; Chapter 4. Empirical study ; 4.1 Introduction ; 4.2 CEDAR (Cyprus English Data Analysis and Research) ; 4.2.1 The interviews: Data collection ; 4.2.2 Participants.
4.3 Data transcription 4.4 Summary ; Chapter 5. Identifying characteristics of EiCy/CyE ; 5.1 Introduction ; 5.2 Methodology ; 5.3 Results ; 5.3.1 Phonological features ; 5.3.2 Morphosyntactic features ; 5.3.3 Lexical features ; 5.3.4 Lexicogrammatical features ; 5.3.5 Lexicosemantic feature ; 5.3.6 Pragmatic features ; 5.4 Summary ; Chapter 6. Linguistic characteristics of EiCy/CyE ; 6.1 Introduction ; 6.2 Methodology ; 6.2.1 Feature selection ; 6.2.2 Data coding ; 6.2.3 Frequency counts and data analysis ; 6.3 Results ; 6.3.1 The morphosyntactic domain ; 6.3.2 The lexicogrammatical domain.
6.3.3 The lexicosemantic domain 6.3.4 Summary and discussion ; 6.3.5 Statistical test for intergenerational differences ; 6.4 Summary ; Chapter 7. Assessing the variety status of EiCy/CyE ; 7.1 Introduction ; 7.2 EiCy/CyE: Second-language variety or learner English? ; 7.2.1 Spread of bilingualism and expansion in function ; 7.2.2 Nativization of linguistic structures ; 7.2.3 Institutionalization ; 7.2.4 Ways of language acquisition ; 7.2.5 EiCy/CyE -- a hybrid case ; 7.3 Placing EiCy/CyE on the map of World Englishes research.
ISBN 9789027272171 (electronic bk.)
9027272174 (electronic bk.)
1299631231 (ebk)
9781299631236 (ebk)
9027249067
9789027249067
9789027249067
OCLC # 849724471
Additional Format Print version: Buschfeld, Sarah. English in Cyprus or Cyprus English. Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013 9789027249067



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