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A new dialect for a new village: Evidence for koinézation in East Kent

Hornsby, David (2018) A new dialect for a new village: Evidence for koinézation in East Kent. In: Wright, Laura, ed. Southern English Varieties Then And Now. Topics in English Linguistics . De Gruyter Mouton, Berlin & Boston, pp. 74-109. ISBN 978-3-11-057521-7. (doi:10.1515/9783110577549-004) (KAR id:71590)

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Abstract

The construction of Aylesham as 'new town' for miners in East Kent brought together migrants from every UK coalfield, providing conditions for dialect mixing and koinéization comparable to those described by Trudgill (2004) for colonial settings such as New Zealand. Trudgill's deterministic model of new dialect formation is tested here using data from a pilot study conducted in the village, and found broadly to be valid for internal migrant as well as tabula rasa settings. An important difference, however, lies in evidence of the emergence of a new dialect in the first, rather than the second indigenous Aylesham generation as the model would predict.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1515/9783110577549-004
Uncontrolled keywords: Dialect contact, koinéization, isolation, variationist sociolinguistics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English philology and language
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: David Hornsby
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2019 10:59 UTC
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2019 23:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/71590 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hornsby, David: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9541-2830
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