Handbook of Language Contact (second edition)   

   English in Multilingual South Africa   

   English in the German-speaking World   

   Keeping in Touch. Familiar Letters across the English-speaking World   

   Irish Identities. Sociolinguistic Perspectives   


Handbook of Language Contact   (Second edition; Wiley-Blackwell)

Table of Contents

Raymond Hickey

Part I – Contact, contact studies and linguistics

Contact explanations in linguistics
Sarah Thomason

Contact, bilingualism and diglossia
Lotfi Sayahi

Contact and language acquisition
Carmel O'Shannessy

Contact and grammaticalization
Bernd Heine and Tania Kuteva

Contact and language convergence
Anthony Grant

Contact and linguistic typology
Oliver Bond and Helen Sims-Williams

Methods for assessing contact and phylogeny
Johann-Mattis List

Contact and language shift
Raymond Hickey

Contact and borrowing
Philip Durkin

Contact and code-switching
Penelope Gardner-Chloros and Ad Backus

Contact and mixed languages
Peter Bakker

Contact and sociolinguistic variation
Maya Abtahian

Contact and new varieties
Paul Kerswill

Contact among diaspora forms of language
Anna Fenyvesi

Contact in urban contexts
Heike Wiese und Ulrike Freywald<

Transnational contact and linguistic landscapes Kingsley Bolton

Part II – Case studies of contact

Contact and early Indo-European in Europe
Bridget Drinka

Contact and the history of Germanic languages
Paul Roberge

Contact in the history of English
Robert McColl-Millar

Contact and the development of American English
Joseph Salmons and Thomas Purnell

Contact and African Englishes
Rajend Mesthrie

Contact Englishes and creoles in the Caribbean
Joseph Farquharson

Contact and the Romance languages
John Charles Smith

Contact in overseas forms of Spanish
Eeva Sippola

Contact in the history of Brazilian Portuguese
Gregory Guy

Contact and Portuguese creoles
Hugo Cardoso

Contact and the Celtic languages
Joseph Eska

Contact and the Slavic languages
Lenore A. Grenoble

Contact and the Finno-Ugric languages
Johanna Laakso

Language contact in the Balkans
Brian Joseph

Contact and Afroasiatic languages
Zygmunt Frajzyngier and Erin Shay

Turkic language contacts
Lars Johanson, Éva Csató and Birsel Karakoç

Contact and North American languages
Marianne Mithun

Contact and Mayan languages
Danny Law

Contact and South American languages
Lyle Campbell, Thiago Chacon, John Elliott

Contact among African languages
Klaus Beyer

Contact and Siberian languages
Brigitte Pakendorf

Sino-Russian Contact
Zygmunt Frajzyngier, Natalia Gurian, Sergei Karpenko

Contact and indigenous languages in Australia
Debbie Loakes and Jill Vaughan

Contact languages of the Pacific
Jeff Siegel


English in Multilingual South Africa   (Cambridge University Press)

Table of Contents

Raymond Hickey

I A framework for English in South Africa

South Africa in the linguistic modelling of World Englishes
Edgar Schneider

South African English, the Dynamic Model and the challenge of Afrikaans influence
Ian Bekker

The historical development of South African English: Semantic features
Ronel Wasserman

Regionality in South African English
Deon du Plessis, Ian Bekker and Raymond Hickey

Does editing matter? Editorial work, endonormativity and convergence in written Englishes in South Africa
Haidee Kruger

II Sociolinguistics, globalisation and multilingualism

Language contact in Cape Town
Tessa Dowling, Kay McCormick, Charlyn Dyers

Internal push, external pull: The Reverse Short Front Vowel Shift in South African English
Alida Chevalier

Youth language in South Africa: The role of English in South African tsotsitaals
Heather Brookes

Econo-language planning in South Africa: From localization to globalization
Russell Kaschula

Multilingualism in South African education: a southern perspective
Christopher Stroud and Kathleen Heugh

III Language interfaces

The influence of English on Afrikaans reconsidered
Bertus van Rooy

Shift varieties as a typological class: The evidence from Indian South African English
Raymond Hickey

Language use and language shift in post-apartheid South Africa
Dorrit Posel and Jochen Zeller

English prepositions in isiXhosa spaces: Evidence from code-switching
Silvester Ron Simango

Aspects of sentence intonation in Black South African English
Sabine Zerbian

The development of cognitive-linguistic skills in multilingual learners: a perspective of Northern Sotho-English children
Carien Wilsenach

The influence of English on South African Sign Language
Ella Wehrmeyer


English in the German-speaking World   (Cambridge University Press)

Table of Contents

Raymond Hickey

I The status of English

English in the German-speaking world: an inevitable presence
Christian Mair (Freiburg)

English in Germany and the European context
Sandra Mollin (Heidelberg)

English in the former German Democratic Republic
Göran Wolf (Göttingen)

II The transmission of English

The history of English instruction in the German-speaking world
Friederike Klippel (Munich)

English language (teacher) education in Germany after 1945
Sabine Doff (Bremen)

English-medium instruction in German institutions of higher education and its impact on student learning
Susanne Göpferich and Janine Murphy (Giessen)

III Domains and features of English

Anglophone communities in Germany: the case of Berlin
Theresa Heyd and Britta Schneider (Berlin)

Language, immigrants and identity
Janet Fuller (Groningen)

Processes of language contact in English influence on German
Alexander Onysko (Klagenfurt)

Persistent features in the English of German speakers
Raymond Hickey (Essen)

A speech corpus of German English: Rhoticity and the BATH vowel
Sandra Jansen and Olaf Langstrof (Paderborn)

A question of direction: German influence on English
Julia Schultz (Heidelberg)

IV Beyond Germany

Varieties of English in the Netherlands and Germany
Alison Edwards (Amsterdam) and Robert Fuchs (Hamburg)

English in Austria: policies and practices
Ute Smit and Marlene Schwartz (Vienna)

English in Switzerland
Simone Pfenninger (Salzburg) and Richard Watts (Berne)

English and German in Namibia
Sarah Buschfeld (Regensburg) and Anne Schröder (Bielefeld)

Leaving their mark: How Wisconsin came to sound German
Joseph Salmons (Wisconsin) and Miranda E. Wilkerson (Columbia, MO) The English ‘infusion’ in Pennsylvania German
Mark Louden (Wisconsin)


Keeping in Touch. Familiar Letters across the English-speaking World   (John Benjamins)

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Mining vernacular correspondence for linguistic insights
Raymond Hickey

Identifying local grammars in a corpus of female Irish emigrant correspondence
Emma Moreton and Chris Culy

Verb deletion as evidenced in late modern familiar correspondence

‘Matt & Mrs Connor is with me now. They are only beginning to learn the work of the camp’: Irish emigrants writing from Argentina
Carolina P. Amador-Moreno

Singular, plural, or collective? Grammatical flexibility and the definition of identity in the correspondence of nineteenth-century Scottish emigrants
Marina Dossena

Wisconsin immigrant letters: How German imposition shaped Wisconsin English
Angela Bagwell, Samantha Litty and Mike Olson

Morpho-syntactic features in Earlier African American English: A qualitative assessment of Liberian letters
Alexander Kautzsch

“[T]his is all [,] answer soom”: African American vernacular letters from the 18th and 19th centuries
Lucia Siebers

Modal auxiliary change in early 19th century Canadian immigrant letters: shall vs. will and deontic modality
Stefan Dollinger

Memoirs from Central America: A linguistic analysis of personal recollections of West Indian laborers in the construction of the Panama Canal
Stephanie Hackert

The path to homogeneity. Grammatical variation in 19th century Australian letters
Raymond Hickey and Kate Burridge

Familiar letters in New Zealand
Dania Jovanna Bonness


Irish Identities. Sociolinguistic perspectives   

(with Carolina P. Amador Moreno)

Table of Contents

Carolina P. Amador Moreno and Raymond Hickey

The Irish language and contemporary Irish identity
John Walsh

Irish language identity: Variation and perceptions of variation in late modernity
Noel P. Ó Murchadha

Language identity and historical bilingualism in Ireland
Liam Mac Mathúna

Language change and language identity: The twentieth-century shift in pronunciation
Raymond Hickey

Translation and linguistic superdiversity in contemporary Ireland
Michael Cronin

Migration experiences and identity construction in nineteenth-century Irish emigrant letters
Nancy E. Avila-Ledesma and Carolina P. Amador-Moreno

Perceptions of linguistic identity among Irish English speakers
Stephen Lucek and Victoria Garnett

Language perception and identity construction among Dubliners
Marion Schulte

Intimacy and identity in Irish English: A corpus approach
Brian Clancy

Salience, stereotypes and enregisterment. The construction of Irish identity in Irish jokes
Shane Walshe

Constructing and contesting identity: Irish English in humorous texts
Elaine Vaughan and Máiréad Moriarty

Projecting identity in Irish media advertising
Joan O’Sullivan

Fictionalized Irish English and identity: Representing 'new' Irishness in contemporary Irish fiction
Ana Terrazas-Calero

Ulster Scots identity in contemporary Northern Ireland
Göran Wolf