Consonant Change in English Worldwide : Synchrony Meets Diachrony Hardback
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Language History and Language Change series
Applying insights from variationist linguistics to historical change mechanisms that have affected the consonantal system of English, Daniel Schreier reports findings from a historical corpus-based study on the reduction of particular consonant clusters and compares them with similar processes in synchronic varieties, thus defining consonantal change as a phenomenon involving psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, phonological theory and contact linguistics.
Moreover, he weighs the impact of external and internal effects on causation, examining data from a total of 15 varieties with different time depths and social histories.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 248 pages, XVI, 248 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave USA
- Publication Date: 01/11/2005
- Category: Sociolinguistics
- ISBN: 9781403998248
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