English in Wales: Diversity, Conflict, and Change

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Nikolas Coupland, Alan Richard Thomas
Multilingual Matters, 1990 - Reference - 295 pages
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This sociolinguistic perspective on Wales takes account of both principal languages, in contemporary life and in history. It traces the conflicts and mutual influences of the two languages in shaping the sociolinguistic character of Wales and traces the way in which it has simultaneously come to function, for many Welsh people, as a vehicle for cultural continuity, the means to an Anglo-Welsh identity.
 

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Contents

The Anglicisation of Wales
19
Language Shift in Gwent c 17701981
48
The Phonetics of Cardiff English
87
Transcribed Specimen of Cardiff English
104
Port Talbot English
121
The Pronunciation of English in Abercrave
130
The Conservative English Dialects of South Pembrokeshire
151
Patterns of Sociophonetic Variation in the Speech of Cardiff
167
Welsh Influence on Childrens English
195
A Variable Semiotic
232
Social Meanings of Welsh English
258
List of Contributors
283
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