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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Multiple Versions of MidWest's History

Charlotte Linde.

in Working the Past

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 19336 words.

This chapter analyzes five temporally complete tellings of the history of MidWest, and posits the existence of a core story repertoire, the set of retold tales that are most frequently...

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Three Versions of One Story

Charlotte Linde.

in Working the Past

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 9188 words.

This chapter analyzes three examples of a single story about the founder: two written versions and an oral version. The comparison demonstrates two separate dynamics in the life of a...

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New dialect formation and near-dialect contact

Robert McColl Millar.

in Contact

November 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 17500 words.

Linguists have often wondered how ‘new’ varieties of a language come into being. This chapter provides a theoretical discussion of recent research on these developments, paying particular...

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History, including changes in progress

Karen P. Corrigan.

in Irish English, Volume 1 - Northern Ireland

January 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 10554 words.

Although universal and language-internal processes have operated to create the structural features Northern Irish English described elsewhere in the book, they were also generated by a...

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Introduction: history, geography and demography

Sandra Clarke and Andrew Erskine.

in Newfoundland and Labrador English

February 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 5789 words.

This chapter introduces Newfoundland and Labrador English as a distinct speech variety, which though recognizably North American remains close to its southwest British and southern Irish...

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Lines Crossed and Circles Breached

Paul Kockelman.

in The Art of Interpretation in the Age of Computation

September 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 10852 words.

This chapter lays out the key moves, and organizational logic, of the entire book. It argues that, rather than privileging mere ‘relations’, our analysis must foreground a particular...

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Retold Tales

Charlotte Linde.

in Working the Past

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 9622 words.

This chapter defines a key class of narratives: the retold tale. These are narratives told by a speaker who was not a participant in the events narrated, but heard them from someone else....

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Newfoundland and Labrador English

Sandra Clarke.

February 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 224 pages.

This volume constitutes the first comprehensive overview of the variety of Canadian English spoken in Newfoundland and Labrador, long recognized as linguistically distinct within North...

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Ferdinand de Saussure

John E. Joseph.

in Linguistics

P ublished online October 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 5977 words.

Ferdinand de Saussure (b. 1857–d. 1913) is acknowledged as the founder of modern linguistics and semiology, and as having laid the groundwork for structuralism and post-structuralism. Born...

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Ferdinand de Saussure

John E. Joseph.

in Linguistics

P ublished online October 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 5977 words.

Ferdinand de Saussure (b. 1857–d. 1913) is acknowledged as the founder of modern linguistics and semiology, and as having laid the groundwork for structuralism and post-structuralism. Born...

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Mayan Languages

Nora C. England and Roberto Zavala Maldonado.

in Linguistics

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 12859 words.

The Mayan family of languages consists of about thirty extant languages plus at least two (Chicomuceltec and Ch’olti’) that have died since European contact. They are spoken in a relatively...

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