1st Edition

Expanding the Landscapes of Irish English Research
Papers in Honour of Dr Jeffrey Kallen

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ISBN 9780367856397
November 25, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
296 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This collection brings together work from scholars across sociolinguistics, World Englishes, and linguistic landscapes to reflect on developments and future directions in Irish English, building on the groundbreaking contributions of Jeffrey Kallen to the discipline. // Taking their cue from Kallen’s extensive body of work on Irish English, the twenty contributors critically examine advances in the field grounded in frameworks from variationist sociolinguistics and semiotic and border studies in Linguistic Landscapes. Chapters cover pragmatic, cognitive sociolinguistic, sociophonetic, historical, and World Englishes perspectives, as well as two chapters which explore the border between Northern Ireland the Republic of Ireland through the lens of perceptual dialectology and linguistic landscape research. Taken together, the collection showcases the significant role Kallen has played in the growth of Irish English studies as a field in its own right and the impact of this work on a new wave of researchers in the field today and beyond.// This volume will be of particular interest to scholars interested in varieties of English, variationist sociolinguistics, and linguistic landscape research.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents




Stephen Lucek, Carolina P. Amador-Moreno, John Kirk

Part 1 – Irish English: Structures & Cross-varietal Perspectives

1. Conservative and innovator?: J.M. Synge and the Irish English be after V-ing construction

Kevin McCafferty

2. "You are some foreigner – you are not even from this country": Comparative Perspectives on Historical and Contemporary Diasporas in an Irish Context

Carolina P. Amador-Moreno, Nancy Avila-Ledesma, & Karen Corrigan

3. The variable fortunes of the were subjunctive in varieties of English

Markku Filppula

4. Causer and experiencer HAVE constructions in Irish English

Gili Diamant

Part 2 – Irish English: Discourse and Pragmatics

5. "Our James is fierce lucky": Adjective form and use in spoken Irish English

Anne O'Keefe & Geraldine Marks

6. "Sorry Miss I completely forgot": a variational pragmatic perspective on apologies in Irish English

Anne Barron

7. Absolutely fantastic and really, really good - Language Variation and Change in Irish English

Martin Schweinberger

8. Exploiting pragmatic markers in radio advertising in Ireland 

Joan O'Sullivan

9. Sociopragmatic perspectives on Irish English discourse markers

Marion Schulte

10. Confrontational Humour in a Dublin sports club: "just letting things go and having a laugh"

Fergus O'Dwyer

Part 3 – Irish English: Symbols, Landscapes, and Perceptions

11. Perceptual Dialectology between Varieties of Irish English: Towards an Isogloss of Linguistic Boundaries on the Island of Ireland

Vicky Garnett & Stephen Lucek

12. Brexit, borders and belonging: What can the Linguistic Landscape Tell Us?

Deirdre Dunlevy

13. Indexing Irishness in Linguistic Landscaping: A touristic perspective of the use of Irish Language and Irish font styles

Patricia Ronan

14. Identity, ethnicity and linguistic landscapes in Ireland

Raymond Hickey

15. Irish English and World Englishes

John Kirk

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Stephen Lucek is Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University College Dublin.

Carolina P. Amador-Moreno is Associate Professor in English Linguistics at the University of Bergen.