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Contact: The Interaction of Closely Related Linguistic Varieties and the History of English

Robert McColl Millar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409087
eISBN:
9781474426787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409087.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Contact discusses the ways in which linguistic contact between closely related varieties differs from contact between fully discrete varieties. Particular focus is given to the development of ... More


New dialect formation and near-dialect contact

Robert McColl Millar

in Contact: The Interaction of Closely Related Linguistic Varieties and the History of English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409087
eISBN:
9781474426787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409087.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Linguists have often wondered how ‘new’ varieties of a language come into being. This chapter provides a theoretical discussion of recent research on these developments, paying particular attention ... More


New dialect formation and time depth

Robert McColl Millar

in Contact: The Interaction of Closely Related Linguistic Varieties and the History of English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409087
eISBN:
9781474426787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409087.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Linguists have generally studied new dialect formation in varieties with relatively little time depth. In this chapter greater depth is considered in relation to the development of the Scots dialects ... More


Linguistic contact and near-relative relationships

Robert McColl Millar

in Contact: The Interaction of Closely Related Linguistic Varieties and the History of English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409087
eISBN:
9781474426787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409087.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In this chapter the reader is led further into the field of near-relative contact with greater time depth. Insights from the study of creole development are introduced, as is the concept of the ... More


English in the ‘transition period’: the sources of contact-induced change

Robert McColl Millar

in Contact: The Interaction of Closely Related Linguistic Varieties and the History of English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409087
eISBN:
9781474426787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409087.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Perhaps the central chapter of Contact, we focus here on the rapid and radical changes English passed through in relation to inflectional morphology (in particular but not exclusively in the noun ... More


Conclusions

Robert McColl Millar

in Contact: The Interaction of Closely Related Linguistic Varieties and the History of English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409087
eISBN:
9781474426787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409087.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter argues that the distinction previously made by some scholars between the linguistic forces underlying new dialect creation and those underlying contact between closely related varieties ... More


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