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Ulster Scots Speech By Rona K. Kingsmore

Ulster Scots Speech
by Rona K. Kingsmore

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This work examines phonological variation in the speech of the inhabitants of Coleraine in Northern Ireland, identifying some of the mechanisms involved in language change by focusing on one variety of Hiberno-English-Ulster Scots in one small urban community.
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Ulster Scots Speech: A Sociolinguistic Study by Rona K. Kingsmore

This work examines phonological variation in the speech of the inhabitants of Coleraine, a small town in Northern Ireland. Its purpose is to identify some of the mechanisms involved in language change by focusing on one variety of Hiberno-English-Ulster Scots in one small urban community. Kingsmore concentrates in particular on the social and family networks of this urban working-class community and their influence on the status and stigma of competing nonstandard pronunciations. The author identifies the innovators of phonological change and the social and linguistic barriers to change. This qualitative study focuses on the effect of gender on language variation and change. In addition, she describes conflicting pressures between urban and rural varieties and examines the extent of influence of a larger urban centre on a smaller urban centre. Her sociolinguistic methodology is innovative.

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Ulster Scots Speech Reviews


"Kingsmore's study makes a substantial contribution. Her success with the family model should encourage its broader application; her valuable critique of former research will engender, one hopes, a new round of research free from the weaknesses she discovers; her hypothesizing on factors of change is stimulating, especially her challenge to traditional notions of gendered variation." - Thomas E. Nunnally, Auburn University


"A solid contribution to our knowledge of Ulster speech that enhances our understanding of the role that social networks play in language variation." - Guy Bailey, University of Memphis

About Rona K. Kingsmore


Rona K. Kingsmore is Adjunct Professor at Columbia International University.

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GOR010090669
Ulster Scots Speech: A Sociolinguistic Study by Rona K. Kingsmore
Rona K. Kingsmore
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The University of Alabama Press
1994-03-31
256
0817307117
9780817307110
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