Varieties of English, Final Assignment
One of the following, reporting your results in a
paper of approximately 4,000 words, due at 5 pm on Jan. 8.:
- Examine the phonological properties of one of the varieties
in Kortman et al. with respect to one of the theoretical
frameworks presented by Schneider, Shackleton, Mufwene, or
Szmrecsanyi and Kortmann. Use the software provided to
analyse the aggregate relations, and try to isolate the
most important properties in your analysis.
- Following Szmrecsanyi and Kortmann's analysis of different
varieties along morphosyntactic properties, contrast the
first-language varieties vs. pidgins and creoles on the basis of their
phonological properties. Use the software provided to
analyse the aggregate relations, and attempt to find
phonological that seem to characterize the pidgins and creoles,
even if these are tendencies more that perfect characterizations.