Language Change in an Anglophone Community in Japan
This book explores the consequences of frequent interaction between native speakers of different varieties of English in a dialect contact situation in a coun- try where English is not the primary language but is used as a medium of inter- national communication. This study’s aims are twofold: to examine the linguis- tic change caused by dialect contact in a community where speakers do not have close-knit social networks but have short- to medium-term contact with speakers of different regional dialects of the same language; and to illustrate the impact of social network effects on the speakers with regard to linguistic variation and change. The mechanisms of dialect acquisition/accommodation in English dialect contact situations have been uncovered by a number of studies performed in the United States (Bigham 2008; Kirke 2005; Payne 1980; Roberts and Labov 1995), the United Kingdom (Chambers 1992; Kerswill 1994, 1996; Kerswill and Wil- liams 2000a, 2000b, 2002; Shockey 1984; Tagliamonte and Molfenter 2007; Wells 1973), Australia (Foreman 2000; Rogers 1981; Trudgill 1982, 1986), and New Zealand (Starks and Bayard 2002). A number of studies in dialect contact situations of languages other than English have also been performed in countries including Norway (Kerswill 1993; Mhlum 1992, 1996; Omdal 1994), Sweden (Ivars 1994), the Netherlands (Vousten and Bongaerts 1995,1 cited in Siegel 2010: 44; Rys and Bonte 2006), Germany (Auer, Barden and Grosskopf 1998, 2000; Auer and Hinskens 2005), Switzerland (Berthele 2002), Greece (Pa- pazachariou 1998), Jordan (Al-Wer 2002), Kuwait (Al-Dashti 1998), China (Stanford 2008a, 2008b)...
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