Reading list:

HiSoN Summer School 2013


Peter Trudgill

Trudgill, Peter. 2011. ‘A tale of two copulas: language-contact speculations on first-millennium England.’ In Michael Schulte and Robert Nedoma (eds.) Language and literacy in early Scandinavia and beyond = NOWELE 62/63, 285-320.

Michael Schulte

Schulte, Michael. 2012. ‘Pragmatic runic literacy in Scandinavia ca. 800–1300. With a particular focus on the Bryggen material.’ In: Kristel Zilmer & Judith Jesch (eds.) Epigraphic Literacy and Christian Identity: Modes of Written Discourse in the Newly Christian European North. Turnhout: Brepols, 155–182 (= Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy 23).

Barnes, Michael P. 1997. ‘How common was «Common» Scandinavian?’ NOWELE 31/32 (= Germanic Studies in Honor of Anatoly Liberman), 29–42.

Peter Bakker

Main article:

Dunn, Michael. 2013 ms. ‘Gender determined dialect variation.’ To appear in: G. G. Corbett (ed.) The expression of gender. Berlin: De Gruyter.

For a historical perspective, and an early proposal for explanation: Frazer, James G. 1900. ‘A suggestion as to the origin of gender in language.’ In: The Fortnightly Review 73, 79–90.

Some further (short) case studies:

Blood, Doris. 1962. ‘Women’s speech characteristics in Cham.’ In: Asian Culture 3 (3-4), 139-143.

Haas, Mary. 1964. ‘Men’s and Women’s Speech in Koasati.’ In: D. Hymes (ed.) Language in Culture and Society: A Reader in Linguistics and Anthropology. New York: Harper and Row, 228-33

Hinton, Leanne. 1994. ‘Men’s and women’s talk.’ In: Flutes of Fire. Berkeley: Heyday, 139-143.

Hoff, Berend J. 1994. ‘Island Carib, an Arawakan language which incorporated a Lexical register of Cariban origin, used to address men’. In: Peter Bakker & Maarten Mous (ed.) Mixed Languages: Fifteen case studies in language intertwining. Amsterdam: Institute for Functional Research into Language and Language Use (IFOTT), 161–168.

Tryon, Darrell T., Jean-Michel Charpentier. 2004. Pacific Pidgins and Creoles: Origins, Growth and Development. Berlin: Walter deGruyter. [read section 5.4.3 on Ngatik’s Men’s language]

Gijsbert Rutten

Elspass, Stephan. 2007. ‘A twofold view “from below”: New perpectives on language histories and language historiographies.‘ In: Stephan Elspass, Nils Langer, Joachim Scharloth & Wim Vandenbussche (eds.) Germanic Language Histories ‘from Below’ (1700-2000). Berlin & New York, 3-9.

Wal, Marijke van der & Gijsbert Rutten. 2013. ‘The practice of letter writing: skills, models, and Early Modern Dutch manuals.’ Language and History 56, 18-32.

Doris Stolberg

Engelberg, Stefan. 2005. The influence of German on the Lexicon of Palauan and Kosraean. Australian Linguistics Society (www.als.asn.au)

Raymond Hickey

Hickey, Raymond. Forthcoming. ‘Phonological Change in English.’ In: Merja Kytö and Päivi Pahta (eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of English Historical Linguistics. Cambridge: CUP.

Hickey, Raymond. 2012. ‘Internally and Externally motivated language change.’ In: Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy and Juan Camilo Conde-Silvestre (eds.), The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 401-421.

Hickey, Raymond. Forthcoming. ‘Retention and Innovation in Settler Englishes.’ In: Markku Filppula, Devyani Sharma and Juhani Klemola (eds). The Oxford Handbook of World Englishes. Oxford: OUP.

    In addition please take a look at the following websites, especially the sections on phonology     and developments in sound systems.

Studying the History of English, URL: http://www.uni-due.de/SHE

Studying Varieties of English, URL: http://www.uni-due.de/SVE

Joseph Salmons

Wilkerson, Miranda E. and Joseph Salmons. 2012. ‘Linguistic Marginalities: Becoming American without Learning English.’ In: Journal of Transnational American Studies 4.

Salmons, Joseph. Forthcoming. ‘Parasitic Gapping in Bilingual Grammar: Evidence from Wisconsin Heritage German.’ In: International Journal of Bilingualism.

Salmons, Joseph C. and Thomas C. Purnell. 2010. ‘Contact and the Development of American English.’ In: Raymond Hickey (ed.) Handbook of Language Contact. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 454-477.