Dialect Contact and Social Networks: Language Change in an Anglophone Community in Japan - Bamberger Beitraege zur Englischen Sprachwissenschaft / Bamberg Studies in English Linguistics 56 (Hardback)
  • Dialect Contact and Social Networks: Language Change in an Anglophone Community in Japan - Bamberger Beitraege zur Englischen Sprachwissenschaft / Bamberg Studies in English Linguistics 56 (Hardback)
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Dialect Contact and Social Networks: Language Change in an Anglophone Community in Japan - Bamberger Beitraege zur Englischen Sprachwissenschaft / Bamberg Studies in English Linguistics 56 (Hardback)

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Hardback 314 Pages / Published: 24/10/2013
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This book explores a dialect contact situation in a second language setting - native speakers of English coming to Japan from different parts of the world as English teachers. It focuses on an Anglophone community in which speakers are socially and geographically mobile and have loose-knit networks with speakers of different languages and dialects. This longitudinal sociolinguistic study aims to investigate the relatively short-term linguistic changes induced by frequent face-to-face interaction with speakers of different dialects and to illustrate the impact of social network effects. Statistical analyses reveal that the individual speakers' interpersonal ties are important factors that influence the linguistic behaviour of the speakers in a dialect contact situation in an L2 setting.

Publisher: Peter Lang AG
ISBN: 9783631627761
Number of pages: 314
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: New edition


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"[Hirano's book] is a very interesting, stringently planned and conducted study about an area which is little inverstigated to date. It is absolutely interesting for readers with previous knowledge in this field as well as for readers without such previous knowledge." (Jana Neuhaus, Lingua 158, 2015)

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