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Ulster Scots Speech - A Sociolinguistic Study (Paperback) Loot Price: R633 Discovery Miles 6 330

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Ulster Scots Speech - A Sociolinguistic Study (Paperback): Rona K. Kingsmore
Ulster Scots Speech - A Sociolinguistic Study (Paperback): Rona K. Kingsmore

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Ulster Scots Speech - A Sociolinguistic Study (Paperback)

Rona K. Kingsmore

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This work examines phonological variation in the speech of the inhabitants of Coleraine, a small town in Northern Ireland. Its purpose is to identify some of the mechanisms involved in language change by focusing on one variety of Hiberno-English-Ulster Scots in one small urban community. Kingsmore concentrates in particular on the social and family networks of this urban working-class community and their influence on the status and stigma of competing nonstandard pronunciations. The author identifies the innovators of phonological change and the social and linguistic barriers to change. This qualitative study focuses on the effect of gender on language variation and change. In addition, she describes conflicting pressures between urban and rural varieties and examines the extent of influence of a larger urban centre on a smaller urban centre. Her sociolinguistic methodology is innovative.

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Imprint: The University of Alabama Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 1994
First published: March 1995
Authors: Rona K. Kingsmore
Dimensions: 230 x 153 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-0-8173-0711-0
Barcode: 9780817307110
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Phonetics, phonology, prosody (speech)
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LSN: 0-8173-0711-7

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