Volume 5 of The History of the English Language looks at the dialects of England since 1776, the historical development of English in the former Celtic-speaking countries of Scotland, Wales and Ireland, and at varieties of English in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Caribbean and South Asia. This unique volume will be welcomed by all those interested in the spread of English around the world.
General editor's preface; Volume editor's preface; 1. Introduction Robert Burchfield; Part I. Regional Varieties Of English In Great Britain and Ireland; 2. English in Scotland J. Derrick McClure; 3. English in Wales Alan R. Thomas; 4. English in Ireland Jeffrey L. Kallen; 5. The dialects of England since 1776 Ossi Ihalainen; Part II. English Overseas; 6. English in Australia George W. Turner; 7. English in the Caribbean John A. Holm; 8. English in New Zealand Laurie Bauer; 9. English in South Africa William Branford; 10. English in South Asia Braj B. Kachru; Glossary of linguistic terms; Bibliography; Index.