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World Englishes from the perspective of dialect typology


Szmrecsanyi, Benedikt; Röthlisberger, Melanie (2019). World Englishes from the perspective of dialect typology. In: Schreier, Daniel; Hundt, Marianne; Schneider, Edgar W. The Cambridge handbook of world Englishes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 534-558.

Abstract

Linguistic typology is concerned with classifying human languages and with identifying structural similarities and differences between these languages. Dialectology is the study of typically vernacular and regionally restricted and/or distinctive forms of language. Dialect typology focuses on the intersection between typology and dialectology. In this chapter, we (1) review the set of language-external factors (variety type, world region, exposure to contact) that has been used to categorize World Englishes, (2) summarize the literature about (vernacular) universals, angloversals, and related notions in World Englishes, and (3) discuss work on parameters of structural diversity in World Englishes (analyticity versus syntheticity, complexity versus simplicity).

Abstract

Linguistic typology is concerned with classifying human languages and with identifying structural similarities and differences between these languages. Dialectology is the study of typically vernacular and regionally restricted and/or distinctive forms of language. Dialect typology focuses on the intersection between typology and dialectology. In this chapter, we (1) review the set of language-external factors (variety type, world region, exposure to contact) that has been used to categorize World Englishes, (2) summarize the literature about (vernacular) universals, angloversals, and related notions in World Englishes, and (3) discuss work on parameters of structural diversity in World Englishes (analyticity versus syntheticity, complexity versus simplicity).

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > English Department
Dewey Decimal Classification:410 Linguistics
420 English & Old English languages
820 English & Old English literatures
Language:English
Date:December 2019
Deposited On:21 Jan 2020 11:53
Last Modified:21 Jan 2020 16:18
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Series Name:Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics
ISBN:9781108349406
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108349406.023
Related URLs:https://www.recherche-portal.ch/permalink/f/5u2s2l/ebi01_prod011545674 (Library Catalogue)
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  • : Grant IDG.0C59.13N
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