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St. Helenian English origins, evolution, and variation by Daniel Schreier

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Published by John Benjamins Pub. Co. in Amsterdam, Philadelphia .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • English language -- Saint Helena,
  • English language -- Social aspects -- Saint Helena,
  • English language -- Dialects -- Saint Helena,
  • Saint Helena -- Languages

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesSaint Helenian English
StatementDaniel Schreier.
SeriesVarieties of English around the world -- v. G37
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPE3330.S2 S34 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18608233M
ISBN 109789027248978
LC Control Number2008031634

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Introduction The volcanic island of St Helena lies in the mid-central South Atlantic Ocean, 1, kilometres west of Angola, south of the equator. Its nearest neighbour (geographically speaking) is Ascension Island, more than 1, kilometres to the by: 1. 1. Chapter 1. Introduction; 2. Chapter 2. How St Helenian English could have formed: Principles of contact linguistics; 3. Chapter 3. Historical, sociodemographic and sociolinguistic background; 4. Chapter 4. Evidence of earlier St Helenian English; 5. Chapter 5. Synchrony I: A descriptive profile of 20th century St Helenian English; 6. Chapter 6. St. Helena English (Schreier) St Helenian English is the oldest variety of English in the southern hemisphere. This book is research-based, reporting on hitherto unpublished findings and results of ethnographic/ sociolinguistic fieldwork conducted on St Helena. The early formation phase of St Helenian English saw input of a standard-like variety of English, non-standard Southern English as well as of restructured varieties of English and other languages (Portuguese, French, Malagasy). This chapter analyses some of the earliest records available, the St Helena Consultations, compiled between and

Daniel Schreier is Professor of English at the University of Zurich. He has taught and lectured in New Zealand, Germany and in the USA. His previous publications include Isolation and Language.   St. Helenian English goes back to the midth century when the East India Company established a colony on St. Helena in This makes St. Helena’s English the oldest variety of Southern Hemisphere English. In fact, it is more than a century older than the major varieties of South African, Australian and New Zealand English! St Helenian English goes back to the midth century when The East India Company established a colony on St Helena in This makes St Helena’s English the oldest variety of Southern Hemisphere English. In fact, it is more than a century older than the major varieties of South African, Australian and New Zealand English! Get this from a library! St. Helenian English: origins, evolution and variation. [Daniel Schreier] -- This volume provides the first-ever sociolinguistic analysis of English on the island of St Helena, the oldest variety of English in the Southern Hemisphere. It is based on a concise synchronic.

Bishops of St Helena‎ (16 P) D Saint Helenian diaspora‎ (2 C) Pages in category "Saint Helenian people" The following 5 pages are in this category, out of 5 total. This list may not reflect recent changes. B. William Bailey (trade unionist) Belinda Bennett; C. St Helenian English: Origins, Evolution and Variation (Varieties of English Around the World G 37). Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins. Sudbury, A. (). Earliest St Helenian English in writing: Evidence from the St Helena Consultations (–) Daniel Schreier & Laura Wright. The structure of the book is as follows: after the introduction, the first four chapters are dedicated to English in England. There follow three from the Celtic. Adults may borrow up to eight books. Children may borrow up to three books. Professional loans are available for adults for a duration of six weeks, and eight books may be borrowed. What’s available? Reference Books. We stock a remarkable collection of Napoleonic and St Helenian History books which can be read in the Library.