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Dublin English [electronic resource] : evolution and change / Raymond Hickey.

By: Hickey, Raymond, 1954-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Varieties of English around the worldGeneral series: v. 35.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 2005Description: 1 online resource (x, 270 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9789027272942 (electronic bk.); 9027272948 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): English language -- Ireland -- Dublin | English language -- Dialects -- Ireland -- Dublin | English language -- Variation -- Ireland -- Dublin | Dublin (Ireland) -- Languages | Engels | Dialecten | Sprachvariante | Gesprochene Sprache | Dublin -- Mundart -- Englisch | Englisch | Irland | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General | GeschichteGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dublin English.DDC classification: 427/.941835 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Investigating Dublin English -- Introduction -- Collecting data -- English in present-day Dublin -- Introduction -- Recent changes in Dublin English -- Attitudes to Dublin English -- The wider context -- The grammar of Dublin English -- The vocabulary of Dublin English -- Placenames in Dublin -- Reaching back in time -- The history of English in Ireland -- Letters as linguistic evidence -- Literary texts as linguistic evidence -- Prescriptive comments by Dublin authors -- Early modern Dublin English -- Medieval Irish English -- Supraregionalisation.
Review: "The present book describes the English language in all its facets as spoken in present-day Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland. It covers the entire range of its history since the first arrival of English there several hundred years ago. Apart from the evolution of English in the capital, the book also concentrates on the significant changes which have been taking place in the speech of Dublin in the past 15 years or so."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-260) and index.

I. Investigating Dublin English -- 2. Introduction -- 3. Collecting data -- II. English in present-day Dublin -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Recent changes in Dublin English -- 3. Attitudes to Dublin English -- 4. The wider context -- 5. The grammar of Dublin English -- 6. The vocabulary of Dublin English -- 7. Placenames in Dublin -- III. Reaching back in time -- 1. The history of English in Ireland -- 2. Letters as linguistic evidence -- 3. Literary texts as linguistic evidence -- 4. Prescriptive comments by Dublin authors -- 5. Early modern Dublin English -- 6. Medieval Irish English -- 7. Supraregionalisation.

"The present book describes the English language in all its facets as spoken in present-day Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland. It covers the entire range of its history since the first arrival of English there several hundred years ago. Apart from the evolution of English in the capital, the book also concentrates on the significant changes which have been taking place in the speech of Dublin in the past 15 years or so."--BOOK JACKET.

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