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Irish English, Volume 1 - Northern Ireland

Karen Corrigan


This book focuses on the sociolinguistic consequences of historical contact between indigenous Irish peoples and newer English and Scottish settlers in what is now the territory of Northern Ireland (NI). The contact varieties that resulted represent the oldest L2 ‘Englishes’ globally. Moreover, the degree of admixture from English, Irish and Scots in the contemporary dialects of NI reflects various external forces. Naturally, these varieties share certain structural features with sister Celtic Englishes and indeed with other vernacular Englishes globally (partly because of extensive emigration ... More

Keywords: Annotated Bibliography, Irish English, Dialectology, Northern Ireland, Language Contact, Sociolinguistics, Phonetics/Phonology, Morphology/Syntax, Lexis/Discourse, Transcriptions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748634286
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634286.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen Corrigan, author