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Dublin English : evolution and change

"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."--Jacket
eBook, English, 2005
J. Benjamins Pub. Co., Amsterdam, 2005
1 online resource (x, 270 pages) : illustrations, maps
9789027272942, 9781283548946, 9786613861399, 9027272948, 1283548941, 6613861391
1. Preface; 2. I. Investigating Dublin English; 3. Introduction; 4. Collecting data; 5. II. English in present-day Dublin; 6. Introduction; 7. Recent changes in Dublin English; 8. Attitudes to Dublin English; 9. The wider context; 10. The grammar of Dublin English; 11. The vocabulary of Dublin English; 12. Placenames in Dublin; 13. III. Reaching back in time; 14. The history of Englsih in Ireland; 15. Letters as linguistic evidence; 16. Literary texts as linguistic evidence; 17. Prescriptive comments by Dublin authors; 18. Early modern Dublin English; 19. Medieval Irish English; 20. Supraregionalisation; 21. IV. Guide to the CD-ROM; 22. V. Lexical sets for Dublin English; 23. VI. Glossary; 24. Maps; 25. References; 26. Index; 27. Sound files referred to in book
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