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Varieties of English

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Varieties of English

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Varieties of English


Wright, Joseph 1905. English dialect grammar. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Bailey, Richard W. and Manfred Görlach (eds) 1982. English as a world language. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Cheshire, Jenny (ed.) 1991. English around the world. Sociolinguistic perspectives. Cambridge: University Press.

Crystal, David 2003. English as a Global Language. Cambridge: University Press.

Crystal, David 2004. The Stories of English. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

English World-Wide A Journal of Varieties of English, Heidelberg, later Amsterdam, 1980-

García, Ofelia and Ricardo Otheguy (eds.) 1989. English across Cultures. Cultures across English. A reader in cross-cultural communication. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Gramley, Stephan 2001. The vocabulary of world English. London: Arnold.

Hickey, Raymond (ed) 2004. Legacies of colonial English. Cambridge: University Press.

Hughes, Arthur, Peter Trudgill and Dominic Watts 2005. English accents and dialects. An introduction to social and regional varieties of British English. Fourth edition. London: Hodder Arnold.

Kachru, Braj B. (ed.) 1982. The other tongue. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Kortmann, Bernd 2003. Dialectology Meets Typology. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Lockwood, W. B. 1975. Languages of the British Isles past and present. London: André Deutsch.

McArthur, Tom 1992. The Oxford companion to the English language. (Concise Edition) Oxford: University Press.

McArthur, Tom 1998. The English languages. Cambridge: University Press.

McArthur, Tom 1992. The Oxford companion to the English language. Oxford: University Press.

McArthur, Tom 2002. The Oxford guide to world English. Oxford: University Press.

Schneider, Edgar 2007. Postcolonial English. Varieties around the World. Cambridge: University Press.

Schneider, Klaus P. and Anne Barron (eds) 2008. Variational Pragmatics. A focus on regional varieties in pluricentric languages. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Kortmann, Bernd and Clive Upton (eds) 2007. Varieties of English. Vol. 1: The British Isles. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Schneider, Edgar (eds) 2007. Varieties of English. Vol. 2: The Americas and the Caribbean. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Burridge, Kate and Bernd Kortmann (eds) 2007. Varieties of English. Vol. 3: The Pacific and Australasia. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Mesthrie, Rajend (eds) 2007. Varieties of English. Vol. 4: Africa, South and Southeast Asia. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Anderwald, Lieselotte 2002. Negation in non-standard British English. Gaps, regularizations and asymmetrics. London: Routledge.

Bryson, Bill 1990. Mother tongue. The English language. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Bryson, Bill 1984. The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words. London: Allen Lane.

Burke, Peter and Roy Porter (eds) 1991. Language, self, and society. A social history of language. Cambridge: University Press.

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The British Isles


Trudgill, Peter 1999. The Dialects of England. Second edition. Oxford: Blackwell.

Britain, David (ed.) 2007. Language in the British Isles. 2nd edition. Cambridge: University Press.

Milroy, James and Lesley Milroy (eds) 1993. Real English. The grammar of the English dialects in the British Isles. Real Language Series London: Longman.

Foulkes, Paul and Gerry Docherty (eds) 1999. Urban Voices. London: Edward Arnold.

Trudgill, Peter (ed.) 1984. Language in the British Isles. Cambridge: University Press.

Wales, Katie 2006. Northern English. A social and cultural history. Cambridge: University Press.

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Aitken, Adam J. and Tom McArthur (eds.) 1979. Languages of Scotland. Edinburgh: Chambers.

Corbett, John, J. Derrick McClure and Jane Stuart-Smith (eds) 2003. The Edinburgh companion to Scots. Edinburgh: University Press.

Dossena, Marina 2005. Scotticisms in Grammar and Vocabulary. Edinburgh: John Donald.

Görlach, Manfred (ed.) 1985. Focus on: Scotland. Varieties of English around the World, General Series, Vol. 5. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Görlach, Manfred 2002. A Textual History of Scots. Heidelberg: Carl Winter.

Lynch, Michael (ed.) 2007. The Oxford Companion to Scottish History. Oxford: University Press.

McColl Millar, Robert 2007. Northern and Insular Scots. Edinburgh: University Press.

Purves, David 2002. A Scots Grammar. Scots Grammar and Usage. Revised edition. Edinburgh: The Saltire Society.

Watson, Roderick 2006 [1984]. The Literature of Scotland. Macmillan History of English Literature. Second edition. London: Macmillan.

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Barron, Anne and Klaus Schneider (eds) 2005. The pragmatics of Irish English. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Filppula, Markku 1999. The Grammar of Irish English. Language in Hibernian style. London: Routledge.

Hickey, Raymond 2007. Irish English. History and present-day forms. Cambridge: University Press.

Hickey, Raymond 2005. Dublin English. Evolution and change. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Hickey, Raymond 2004. A Sound Atlas of Irish English. Topics in English Linguistics 48. Berlin/NewYork: Mouton de Gruyter.

Kallen, Jeffrey L. (ed.) 1997. Focus on Ireland. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

McCafferty, Kevin 2001. Ethnicity and Language Change. English in (London)Derry, Northern Ireland. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Hickey, Raymond 2002. A Source Book for Irish English. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

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North America

United States

Andrews, David R. 1999. Sociocultural Perspectives on Language Change in Diaspora. Soviet immigrants in the United States. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Dillard, Joey Lee 1992. A history of American English. London: Longman.

Ferguson, Charles A. and Shirley B. Heath (eds) 1981. Language in the USA. Cambridge: University Press.

Hostetler, John 1993. Amish Society. Fourth edition. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.

Frey, J. William 1981. A Simple Grammar of Pennsylvanian Dutch. Lancaster, PA: John Baers and Son.

Kurath, Hans 1973. Studies in Area Linguistics. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Nagle, Stephen and Sara L. Sanders (eds) 2003. English in the Southern United States. Cambridge: University Press.

Schneider, Edgar W. (ed.) 1996. Focus on the USA. Varieties of English Around the World, General Series, Vol. 16. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Wolfram, Walt and Natalie Schilling-Estes 2005. American English. Dialects and variation. Second edition. Oxford: Blackwell.

Wolfram, Walt and Ben Ward 2005. American voices. How dialects differ from coast to coast. Oxford: Blackwell.

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African American English

Green, Lisa J. 2002. African American English. A linguistic introduction. Cambridge: University Press.

Mufwene, Salikoko (ed.) 1993. Africanisms in Afro-American language varieties. Athens/London: University of Georgia Press.

Poplack, Shana (ed.) 2000. The English history of African American Vernacular English. Oxford: Blackwell.

Poplack, Shana and Sali Tagliamonte 2001. African American English in the diaspora. Oxford: Blackwell.

Rickford, John 1999. African American Vernacular English. Features, evolution, educational implications. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

Wolfram, Walt and Erik R. Thomas 2002. The development of African American English. Oxford: Blackwell.

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Görlach, Manfred and John Holm (eds) 1986. Focus on the Caribbean. Varieties of English around the World, General Series, Vol. 8. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Le Page, Robert and Andrée Tabouret Keller 1985. Acts of Identity. Creole-based Approaches to Language and Ethnicity. Cambridge: University Press.

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Edwards, John (ed.) 1998. Language in Canada. Cambridge: University Press.

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South Africa

Mesthrie, Rajend (ed.) 2002. Language in South Africa. Cambridge: University Press.

Webb, Vic 2002. Language in South Africa. The role of language in national transformation, reconstruction and development. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Gilmour, Rachael 2006. Grammars of Colonialism. Representing Languages in Colonial South Africa. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

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West Africa

Huber, Magnus 1999. Ghanaian Pidgin English in its West African context. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

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Baumgardner, Robert J. 1996. South Asian English: Structure, Use, and Users. Chicago: University of Illinois Press.

Bolton, Kingsley and Braj Kachru (eds) 2007. Asian Englishes. London: Routledge.

Bolton, Kingsley 2003. Chinese Englishes. A Sociolinguistic History. Cambridge: University Press.

Bolton, Kingsley (ed.) 2002. Hong Kong English: Autonomy and creativity. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Deterding, David 2007. Singapore English. Edinburgh: University Press.

Foley, Joseph (ed.) 1988. New Englishes. The case of Singapore. Singapore: University of Singapore Press.

Kachru, Braj 1990. The alchemy of English. The spread, functions, and models of non-native Englishes.. Chicago: University of Illinois Press.

Kachru, Braj, Yamuna Kachru and Cecil L. Nelson (eds) 2006. The Handbook of World Englishes. Oxford: Blackwell.

Kachru, Braj, Yamuna Kachru and S. N. Sridhar (eds) 2007. Language in South Asia. Cambridge: University Press.

Melchers, Gunnel and Philip Shaw 1999. World Englishes. London: Arnold.

Mesthrie, Rajend and Rakesh M. Bhatt 2008. World Englishes. An Introduction to New Language Varieties. Cambridge: University Press.

Ooi, Vincent (ed.) 2001. Evolving Identities. The English Language in Singapore and Malaysia. Singapore: Times Academic Press.

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Australia and New Zealand

Blair, David and Peter Collins (eds) 2001. English in Australia. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Bell, Allan and Koenraad Kuiper (eds) 2000. New Zealand English. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Burridge, Kate and Jean Mulder 1998. English in Australia and New Zealand. An introduction to its history, structure and use. Oxford: University Press.

Gordon, Elizabeth, Lyle Campbell, Jennifer Hay, Margaret MacLagan, Andrea Sudbury and Peter Trudgill. in press. The origins and development of New Zealand English. Cambridge: University Press.

Hay, Jennifer, Margaret Maclagan and Elizabeth Gordon 2008. New Zealand English. Edinburgh: University Press.

Macalister, John 2005. A Dictionary of Maori Words in New Zealand English. Oxford: University Press.

Peters, Pam 2004. The Cambridge Guide to English Usage. Cambridge: University Press.

Reed, Carroll E. 1977. Dialects of American English. 2nd edition. Amherst, MA.

Romaine, Suzanne (ed.) 1991. Language in Australia. Cambridge: University Press.

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Pidgins and Creoles

Holm, John A. 2000. An introduction to pidgins and creoles. Cambridge: University Press.

Romaine, Suzanne 1988. Pidgin and creole languages. London: Longman.

Sebba, Mark 1997. Contact languages. Pidgins and creoles. London: Macmillan.

Todd, Loreto 1990. Pidgins and Creoles. Second edition. London: Routledge.