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The Resource Keeping in touch : emigrant letters across the English-speaking world, edited by Raymond Hickey, University of Duisburg and Essen

Keeping in touch : emigrant letters across the English-speaking world, edited by Raymond Hickey, University of Duisburg and Essen

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Keeping in touch : emigrant letters across the English-speaking world
Title
Keeping in touch
Title remainder
emigrant letters across the English-speaking world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Raymond Hickey, University of Duisburg and Essen
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The current volume presents a number of chapters which look at informal vernacular letters, written mostly by emigrants to the former colonies of Britain, who settled at these locations in the past few centuries, with a focus on letters from the nineteenth century. Such documents often show features for varieties of English which do not necessarily appear in later sources or which are not attested with the same range or in the same set of grammatical contexts. This has to do with the vernacular nature of the letters, i.e. they were written by speakers who had a lower level of education and whose speech, and hence their written form of language, does not appear to have been guided by considerations of standardness and conformity to external norms of language. Furthermore, the writers of the emigrant letters, examined in the current volume, were very unlikely to have known of, still less have used, manuals of letter writing. Emigrant letters thus provide a valuable source of data in tracing the possible development of features in varieties of English in the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand"--
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DLC
Dewey number
420.9
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1074.7
LC item number
.K44 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hickey, Raymond
Series statement
Advances in historical sociolinguistics,
Series volume
volume 10
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Sociolinguistics
  • English language
  • English language
  • Immigrants
  • Sociolinguistics
  • English-speaking countries
  • English language
  • English language
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Sociolinguistics
Label
Keeping in touch : emigrant letters across the English-speaking world, edited by Raymond Hickey, University of Duisburg and Essen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mining emigrant correspondence for linguistic insights / Raymond Hickey -- The language of emigrant correspondence. Wisconsin immigrant letters: German transfer to Wisconsin English / Angela Bagwell, Samantha Litty and Mike Olson -- I hope you will excuse my bad writing : Shall vs. willin the 1830s Petworth Emigration to Canada Corpus (PECC) / Stefan Dollinger -- Singular, plural, or collective?: grammatical flexibility and the definition of identity in the correspondence of nineteenth-century Scottish emigrants / Marina Dossen -- The language of the Irish emigrant experience. Homesickness, recollections and reunions: topics and emotions in acorpus of female Irish emigrant correspondence / Emma Moreton and Chris Culy -- "I have not time to say more at present": negating lexical have in Irish English / Kevin McCafferty -- "Matt & Mrs Connor is with me now. They are only beginning to learn the work of the camp": Irish emigrants writing from Argentina / Carolina P. Amador-Moren -- Grammatical variation in nineteenth-century Irish Australian letters / Raymond Hickey -- "[S]eas may divide and oceans roll between but Friends is Friends whatever intervene". Emigrant letters in New Zealand / Dania Jovanna Bonness -- Vernacular correspondence: widening the scope. "[T]his is all [,] answer soom" African American vernacular letters from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries / Lucia Siebers -- Morphosyntactic features in Earlier African American English: a qualitative assessment of semi-literate letters / Alexander Kautzsch -- Memoirs from Central America: a linguistic analysis of personal recollections of West Indian laborers in the construction of the Panama Canal / Stephanie Hackert
Control code
1112896647
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 289 pages
Isbn
9789027204479
Lccn
2019036910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1112896647
Label
Keeping in touch : emigrant letters across the English-speaking world, edited by Raymond Hickey, University of Duisburg and Essen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mining emigrant correspondence for linguistic insights / Raymond Hickey -- The language of emigrant correspondence. Wisconsin immigrant letters: German transfer to Wisconsin English / Angela Bagwell, Samantha Litty and Mike Olson -- I hope you will excuse my bad writing : Shall vs. willin the 1830s Petworth Emigration to Canada Corpus (PECC) / Stefan Dollinger -- Singular, plural, or collective?: grammatical flexibility and the definition of identity in the correspondence of nineteenth-century Scottish emigrants / Marina Dossen -- The language of the Irish emigrant experience. Homesickness, recollections and reunions: topics and emotions in acorpus of female Irish emigrant correspondence / Emma Moreton and Chris Culy -- "I have not time to say more at present": negating lexical have in Irish English / Kevin McCafferty -- "Matt & Mrs Connor is with me now. They are only beginning to learn the work of the camp": Irish emigrants writing from Argentina / Carolina P. Amador-Moren -- Grammatical variation in nineteenth-century Irish Australian letters / Raymond Hickey -- "[S]eas may divide and oceans roll between but Friends is Friends whatever intervene". Emigrant letters in New Zealand / Dania Jovanna Bonness -- Vernacular correspondence: widening the scope. "[T]his is all [,] answer soom" African American vernacular letters from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries / Lucia Siebers -- Morphosyntactic features in Earlier African American English: a qualitative assessment of semi-literate letters / Alexander Kautzsch -- Memoirs from Central America: a linguistic analysis of personal recollections of West Indian laborers in the construction of the Panama Canal / Stephanie Hackert
Control code
1112896647
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 289 pages
Isbn
9789027204479
Lccn
2019036910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1112896647

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