English in the German-speaking World   

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

   Irish Identities. Sociolinguistic Perspectives   

   Irish English and World Englishes   

   The Handbook of Areal Linguistics   

   Listening to the Past. Audio Records of Accents of English   

   Sociolinguistics in Ireland   


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)

Language attitudes in Germany and the social reality of English use
Suzanne Hilgendorf (Vancouver)

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

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 (Giessen)

III Domains and features of English

Writing “The Voice of Germany”: The role of English in a German Facebook community
Nuria Hernandez (Essen)

English in German advertising, signage and graffiti: Occurrences, functions, forms and attitudes
Evelyn Ziegler (Essen)

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

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

English accent models in Germany: An account of free variation
Alexander Kautzsch (Regensburg/Bonn)

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

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

IV Beyond Germany

English in Austria: policies and practices
Ute Smit + 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)

The English ‘infusion’ in Pennsylvania German
Mark Louden (Wisconsin)

Leaving their mark: How Wisconsin came to sound German
Joseph Salmons (Wisconsin) and Miranda E. Wilkerson (Columbia, MO)


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

Table of Contents

Raymond Hickey

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

Verb deletion as evidenced in late modern familiar correspondence

Migration and language change in adulthood: the case of nineteenth-century Irish migration to Australia and the United States
Marije van Hattum

‘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

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

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

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
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

Language shift and language identity: the move from Irish to English
Raymond Hickey

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

Exploring maternal gender identities in Irish English fictional media
Bróna Murphy and Marìa Palma-Fahey

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

“I have to disagree with you about our identity”: arguing national identity on an online Irish discussion forum
Sharon Millar

Ulster Scots identity in contemporary Northern Ireland
Göran Wolf


Irish English and World Englishes

Special issue of World Englishes

Ed. Raymond Hickey and Elaine Vaughan. John Wiley 2017.

Table of Contents

Raymond Hickey and Elaine Vaughan

Irish English in the anglophone world
Raymond Hickey

Irish English in emigrant letters
Kevin McCafferty

The attitudes of recently-arrived Polish migrants to Irish English
Chloé Diskin, Vera Regan

Vague category markers as turn-final items
Elaine Vaughan, Michael McCarthy, Brian Clancy

The speech act of ‘offers’ in Irish English
Anne Barron

The present perfect in Irish English
John Kirk

The representation of Irish English in literature
Carolina Amador-Moreno and Ana María Terrazas

Vernacularization and authenticity in radio advertising in Ireland
Joan Sullivan and Helen Kelly-Holmes

The language of Irish films
Shane Walshe

The Cambridge Handbook of Areal Linguistics

This volume is intended as a focussed and well-structured volume on areal linguistics. This relates to many other areas such as language contact, typology and historical linguistics to mention the three most directly involved. However, areal linguistics is more than each of these and unifies research into how languages come to share features diachronically and the manner in which this takes place. Areal linguistics is thus both an intersection between different subfields of linguistics and a domain of research in its own right.The topicality of areal linguistics is amply documented by the recent literature from a wide range of scholars with a broad spectrum of language expertise. The current volume will offer both a synthesis of the views in this literature and new perspectives for the field in the future.

Length xxviii + 1005 pages
Publication 2017
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Table of contents

Part I: Issues in areal linguistics
Introduction Raymond Hickey
Why is it so hard to define a linguistic area? Lyle Campbell (University of Hawaii, at Manoa)
Areas and universals Balthasar Bickel (Zurich University)
Reassessing sprachbunds: A view from the Balkans Viktor Friedman (University of Chicago) and Brian Joseph (Ohio State)
Areal sound patterns Juliette Blevins (CUNY Graduate Center)
Convergence and divergence in the phonology of the languages of Europe Thomas Stolz and Nataliya Levkovych (Bremen University)
Word prominence and areal linguistics Harry van der Hulst (Connecticut), Rob Goedemans (Leiden University), Keren Rice (University of Toronto)
Semantic patterns from an areal perspective Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm and Henrik Liljegren (Stockholm)
Part II: Case studies for areal linguistics
The Germanic languages and areal linguistics Johan van derAuwera and Daniel Van Olmen (Antwerpen University)
The British Isles Raymond Hickey (University of Duisburg and Essen)
Varieties of English Bernd Kortmann (Freiburg University)
Slavic languages Alan Timberlake (Columbia, New York)
The Caucasus Sven Grawunder (Max Planck Leipzig)
Western Asia: Anatolia Geoffrey Haig (University of Bamberg)
An areal view of Africa Bernd Heine and Anna-Maria Fehn (Cologne University)
Areal contact in Nilo-Saharan Gerrit Dimmendaal (Cologne University)
Niger-Congo languages Jeff Good (SUNY Buffalo)
The Kalahari Basin Tom Güldemann (Max Planck, Leipzig) and Anne Maria Fehn (Cologne)
South Africa and areal linguistics Rajend Mesthrie (Cape Town)
Jharkhand as a ‘linguistic area’ John Peterson (Kiel University)
Sri Lanka and South India Umberto Ansaldo (Hong Kong)
Transeurasian languages Martine Robbeets (Mainz)
Case marking in the northeastern Siberia area Gregory D. S. Anderson (Living Tongues Project)
Languages of China in their East and Southeast Asian context Hilary Chappell (Paris)
The Mainland Southeast Asia area Nick Enfield (Max Planck, Nijmegen)
Southeast Asian tone in areal perspective James P. Kirby (Edinburgh) and Marc Brunelle (Ottawa)
Australian languages Luisa Miceli (University of Western Australia)
Languages of North-West Melanesia Malcolm Ross (Australian National University)
Languages of Eastern Melanesia Paul Geraghty (University of South Pacific)
Native North American Languages Marianne Mithun (Santa Barbara)
Native South American languages (Amazonian languages) Patience Epps (University of Texas), Lev Michael (Berkeley)
The areal distribution of morphosyntactic features in South America Pieter Muysken, Joshua Birchall, Rik van Gijn, Olga Krasnouhova, Neele Müller (University of Nijmegen)

Listening to the Past. Audio Records of Accents of English

The idea behind this volume is to present a number of chapters which look at the earliest audio recordings for a number of varieties of English, probably from the beginning, or at least from the first half, of the twentieth century. The reason for examining such recordings is that they often show accents prior to key developments of the mid-to-late twentieth century in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland - to mention just a few anglophone countries where this would apply. The opposite may also be the case, i.e. that early audio records do indeed show features thought to be recent. The speakers on early recordings are often of a fairly advanced age offering apparent-time information for varieties spoken in the late nineteenth century. For the study of non-vernacular varieties such recordings can be invaluable. The quality of early recordings do vary considerably and acoustic analysis is not possible with all of them, though auditory analysis can and will be done.

Length xxxii + 574 pages
Publication 2016
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Table of contents

Analysing early audio recordings Raymond Hickey
I   England, Scotland and Ireland
British Library sound recordings of vernacular speech Jonathan Robinson
Twentieth-century Received Pronunciation: Prevocalic /r/ Anne Fabricius
Twentieth-century Received Pronunciation: Stop articulation Raymond Hickey
London’s Cockney in the twentieth century Paul Kerswill and Eivind Torgersen
The origins of Liverpool English Kevin Watson and Lynn Clark
Tyneside English Dominic Watt and Paul Foulkes
Glasgow and the Central Belt Jane Stuart-Smith and Eleanor Lawson
Early Recordings of Irish English Raymond Hickey
II   The USA, Canada and the Caribbean
Evidence of American Regional Dialects in Early Recordings Matthew Gordon and Christopher Strelluf
New England Daniel Ezra Johnson and David Durian
Upper Midwestern English Thomas Purnell, Eric Raimy and Joseph Salmons
Western United States Valerie Fridland and Tyler Kendall
Analysis of the Ex-Slave Recordings Erik Thomas
Archival Data on Earlier Canadian English Charles Boberg
Canadian Raising in Newfoundland? Sandra Clarke, Paul De Decker and Gerard Van Herk
The Caribbean: Trinidad and Jamaica Shelome Gooden and Kathy-Ann Drayton
III   West and South Africa, South Atlantic, Australia and New Zealand
Early recordings from Ghana Magnus Huber
Earlier South African English Ian Bekker
Early 20th century Tristan da Cunha h'English Daniel Schreier
Open vowels in historical Australian English Felicity Cox and Sallyanne Palethorpe
Early New Zealand English: the closing diphthongs Márton Sóskuthy, Jennifer Hay, Margaret Maclagan, Katie Drager and Paul Foulkes


Sociolinguistics in Ireland

This volume offers an overview of all essential matters relating to language and society in Ireland. This includes information on both the English and the Irish languages in Ireland in a holistic sense, i.e. encompassing both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The book will be up-to-date and topical, reporting on the latest research into language in Ireland but with the additional focus of sociolinguistics to complement and enhance perspectives already offered in the field.

Length xxii + 420 pages
Publication February 2016
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Table of contents

I.   Language and society in contemporary Ireland
English in Ireland: development and varieties Raymond Hickey (Essen)
The Irish language in present-day Ireland Brian Ó Catháin (Maynooth)
The Irish language and the media Iarfhlaith Watson (UCD, Dublin)
Irish-English code-switching: a sociolinguistic perspective Siobhán Ní Laoire (DIT, Dublin)
Language use in Ireland Anne Barron and Irina Pandarova (Lüneburg)
II.   Language and society in Irish history
Language in medieval Ireland Patricia Ronan (Lausanne)
From Early Modern Ireland to the Great Famine Liam Mac Mathúna (UCD, Dublin)
Language shift and language revival in Ireland Regina Uí Chollatáin (UCD, Dublin)
Language, politics and identity in Ireland Tony Crowley (Leeds)
Emigrant letters Kevin McCafferty (Bergen)
Society, language and Irish emigration Raymond Hickey (Essen)
III.   Sociolinguistic interfaces
Irish language acquisition Tina Hickey and Nancy Stenson (UCD, Dublin)
Irish writing in English Carolina Amador Moreno (Extremadura)
Irish society as portrayed in Irish films Shane Walshe (Zurich)
Translation and society in Ireland 1900-present Kathleen Shields (Maynooth)
Sociolinguistic information in Irish English corpora Elaine Vaughan and Brian Clancy (Limerick)