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Author Levey, David.
Title Language change and variation in Gibraltar / David Levey.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., [2008]

Series Impact : studies in language and society, 1385-7908 ; v. 23
Impact, studies in language and society ; 23.
Subject Linguistic change -- Gibraltar.
Sociolinguistics -- Gibraltar.
Languages in contact -- Gibraltar.
Gibraltar -- Languages -- Variation.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 192 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-188) and index.
Contents Language Change and Variation in Gibraltar; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Dedication; Table of contents; Tables; Figures; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The speech community of Gibraltar; 3. Fieldwork, methodology and analysis; 4. Language choice, competence and attitude; 5. Gibraltarian English; 6. Gibraltarian English; Summary and conclusions; References; Other material and sources consulted; Index; The series IMPACT: Studies in language and society.
Summary While much has been written about Gibraltar from historical and political perspectives, sociolinguistic aspects have been largely overlooked. This book describes the influences which have shaped the colony's linguistic development since the British occupation in 1704, and the relationship between the three principal means of communication: English, Spanish and the code-switching variant Yanito. The study then focuses its attentions on the communicative forms and functions of Gibraltarian English. The closing of the border between Gibraltar and Spain (1969-1982), which effectively isolated the.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789027291592 (electronic bk.)
9027291594 (electronic bk.)
9789027218629 (hb ; alk. paper)
9027218625 (hb ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 648354277
Additional Format Print version: Levey, David. Language change and variation in Gibraltar. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., ©2008 (DLC) 2007045794