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ERIC Number: EJ583943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0954-3945
Shared Accents, Divided Speech Community? Change in Northern Ireland English.
McCafferty, Kevin
Language Variation and Change, v10 n2 p97-121 1998
Using data from Derry/Londonderry English, the impact of social factors on language variation is examined. Finds that where language change is occurring, ethnicity has an effect on the adoption of innovations. Changes originating in the (predominantly Protestant) east of Northern Ireland tend to be adopted primarily by Protestants, whereas Catholics tend to be more conservative. (ER)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)