English Historical Linguistics 2006: Selected Papers from the Fourteenth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 14), Bergamo, 21-25 August 2006, Part 3

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Maurizio Gotti, Marina Dossena, Richard Dury
John Benjamins Publishing, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 197 pages
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The papers collected in this volume were first presented at the 14th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (Bergamo, 2006). Alongside studies of syntax, morphology, lexis and semantics, published in two sister volumes, many innovative contributions focused on geo-historical variation in English. A carefully peer-reviewed selection, including two plenary lectures, appears here in print for the first time, bearing witness to the increasing scholarly interest in varieties of English other than so-called 'standard' English. In all the contributions, well-established methods of historical dialectology combine with new theoretical approaches, in an attempt to shed more light on phenomena that have hitherto remained unexplored, or have only just begun to be investigated. Perceptual dialectology is also taken into consideration, and state-of-the-art tools, such as electronic corpora and atlases, are employed consistently, ensuring the methodological homogeneity of the contributions.
 

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Contents

The early Middle English scribe
1
EssexSuffolk scribes and their language in fifteenthcentury London
45
Middle English word geography
67
Northern Middle English
91
The origins of the Northern Subject Rule
211
Dynamic dialectology and social networks
231
The Celtic Hypothesis hasnt gone away
1995
On the trail of intolerable ScotoHibernic jargon
2004
Exceptions to sound change and external motivation
2004
Index of subjects
2004
The series CURRENT ISSUES IN LINGUISTIC THEORY
2005
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