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Author Rosen, Anna.
Title Grammatical variation and change in Jersey English / Anna Rosen.
Imprint Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2014]

Author Rosen, Anna.
Series Varieties of English around the world, 0172-7362 ; v. G48
Varieties of English around the world. General series ; v. G48.
Subject English language -- Dialects -- Jersey.
English language -- Variation -- Jersey.
English language -- Jersey -- Foreign elements.
English language -- Jersey.
Linguistic change -- Jersey.
Languages in contact -- Jersey.
Jersey -- Languages.
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Situated at the crossroads of dialectology, sociolinguistics and contact linguistics, this volume provides a first comprehensive description of the morphosyntactic inventory of the variety of English spoken on Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands. Based on a specially compiled corpus of spoken material containing both present-day sociolinguistic and archive data, it thereby reveals an intricate network of variation and change in this language-shift variety. The study adopts a cross-varietal approach for its analyses, which enables a first more systematic comparison between the Englishes spoken on Jersey, on its sister island Guernsey and beyond. In addition, it discusses the implications of identity aspects for language use in Jersey. The book will therefore be of major interest to any researcher or student working in the areas of language variation and change, language contact or dialectology and to those interested in sociolinguistic methodology and the relationships between language and identity.
Contents Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English; Editorial page ; Title page ; LCC data ; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; List of maps, figures and tables; 1. Introduction; 2. Theoretical foundations; 2.1 Linguistic variation and change: Fields and methods; 2.2 Morphological and syntactic variation; 2.3 Linguistic change; 2.4 Linguistic contact; 2.5 Identity and attitudes; 3. Jersey English in context ; 3.1 Previous research; 3.1.1 Non-linguistic research relevant to the study; 3.1.2 Research on Channel Island French; 3.1.3 Research on Channel Island English.
3.2 Socio-historical overview and sociolinguistic situation today4. Methods and data; 4.1 Research design; 4.1.1 Representativeness and judgement sample; 4.1.2 Speaker categories; Nativeness; Linguistic background; Age; Gender and ethnicity; Social background; 4.2 Data collection; 4.2.1 Sociolinguistic interviews; 4.2.2 Written questionnaires; 4.2.3 Oral history recordings; 4.2.4 Participant observation; 4.2.5 Additional data; 4.3 Data transcription; 4.4 Description and characteristics of the corpus of spoken Jersey English; 4.4.1 The Jersey Interview Corpus (JIC).
4.4.2 The Jersey Archive Corpus (JAC) and its additional component (JACa) 4.5 Analyses and statistical testing; 4.6 Summary; 5. Discourse marker eh; 5.1 The particle eh; 5.2 Syntactic contexts and pragmatic functions; 5.3 Distribution of eh in Jersey English; 5.3.1 Distribution of eh by age; 5.3.2 Eh in comparison with other discourse markers; 5.3.3 Distribution of eh by education and occupation; 5.3.4 Distribution of eh by gender; 5.4 Eh -- a contact phenomenon?; 5.5 Comparison with eh in Guernsey English; 5.6 Comparison with eh in British English; 5.7 Eh -- an identity marker?
5.8 Summary and conclusion6. Features of the Jersey English verb phrase; 6.1 I went and buy them: Verb-and-verb constructions; 6.1.1 Previous findings on verb-and-verb constructions in standard English; 6.1.2 Previous findings on FAP in Channel Island English; 6.1.3 Findings on FAP in Jersey English; Characteristics of FAP in Jersey English; Sociolinguistic distribution of FAP in Jersey English; 6.1.4 FAP -- A contact phenomenon?; 6.1.5 Summary and conclusion; 6.2 There's a lot of Jersey cows: Agreement in existential there-constructions.
6.2.1 Agreement in existential there-constructions across English varieties6.2.2 Previous research on agreement in existentials in Channel Island English; 6.2.3 Findings on agreement in existential there-constructions in Jersey English; Linguistic constraints; Sociolinguistic distribution; 6.2.4 Singular forms of BE in plural there-existentials -- A contact phenomenon?; 6.2.5 Summary and conclusion; 6.3 Further observations on the verb phrase; 6.3.1 Tense and aspect; 6.3.2 Agreement; 6.3.3 Verb morphology; 7. Other grammatical features: An overview; 7.1 Relative clauses.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789027270528 (electronic bk.)
902727052X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 875573450
Additional Format Print version: Rosen, Anna. Grammatical variation and change in Jersey English 9789027249081 (DLC) 2013049281 (OCoLC)866803670

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