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The Variability of Current World Englishes by Charles F. Meyer, Eugene Green

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Lars Hinrichs

Diasporic mixing of World Englishes: the case of Jamaican Creole in Toronto

Lars Hinrichs, Department of English, The University of Texas at Austin, CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712, USA, e-mail: larshinrichs@utexas.edu

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This paper addresses some of the theoretical and methodological concerns faced by sociolinguists studying varieties of English in new diasporic contact scenarios. Through the attribute “new,” this label refers to situations of diasporic contact that have only existed for a few generations, and intends to cast them into contrast to such diasporas as have resulted from British colonialism centuries ago. Analyses and findings from ongoing work in the Jacamaican community in Toronto are brought ...

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