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Edgar W. Schneider

Postcolonial English

Varieties Around the World

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The global spread of English has resulted in the emergence of a diverse range of postcolonial varieties around the world. Postcolonial English provides a clear and original ac


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Inhoudsopgave:
List of maps, figures, and tables ix
Series editor`s foreword xi
Preface and acknowledgments xiii
List of abbreviations xvi
1 Introduction 1
2 Charting the territory: Postcolonial Englishes as a field of linguistic investigation 8
2.1 Ancestry
8
2.2 Approaches
11
2.3 Alternative perspectives and issues
17
3 The evolution of Postcolonial Englishes: the Dynamic Model 21
3.1 Transforming selves in migration: theoretical background
21
3.2 The Dynamic Model of the evolution of Postcolonial Englishes
29
3.3 Variations on the basic pattern
55
3.4 Wider applicability
68
4 Linguistic aspects of nativization 71
4.1 Structural nativization: characteristic features
72
4.2 Tracing structural nativization: methodological and conceptual issues
90
4.3 The road to nativization: linguistic processes
97
5 Countries along the cycle: case studies 113
5.1 Fiji
114
5.2 Australia
118
5.3 New Zealand
127
5.4 Hong Kong
133
5.5 The Philippines
140
5.6 Malaysia
144
5.7 Singapore
153
5.8 India
161
5.9 South Africa
173
5.10 Kenya
189
5.11 Tanzania
197
5.12 Nigeria
199
5.13 Cameroon
212
5.14 Barbados
219
5.15 Jamaica
227
5.16 Canada
238
6 The cycle in hindsight: the emergence of American English 251
6.1 `Assembled in America from various quarters`: Phase I (ca. 1587-1670)
254
6.2 `English with great classical purity`: Phase 2 (ca. 1670-1773)
264
6.3 `That torrent of barbarous phraseology`: Phase 3 (ca. 1773-1828/1848)
273
6.4 `Our honor requires us to have a system of our own`: Phase 4 (1828/1848-1898)
282
6.5 `We know just who we are by our language`: Phase 5 (1898 )
291
6.6 Summary and outlook
307
7 Conclusion 309
Notes 318
References 331
Index of authors 360
Index of subjects 363
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384 pagina's
Januari 2007
611 gram
228 x 154 x 24 mm
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