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Title: A sociolinguistic study of Birmingham English : language variation and change in a multi-ethnic British community
Author: Khan, Arfaan
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 375X
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2006
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This thesis presents the results of a quantitative variationist study of the English spoken in Birmingham, a multi-ethnic city in England. The study had a number of objectives: to determine the trajectory and extent of change in Birmingham English, to provide a description of the spoken English of British ethnic minorities and to make a contribution to the advancement of sociolinguistic theory. Of more specific interest was the following research question: how do social network and social psychological orientation influence linguistic behaviour in a multi-ethnic British community? It was predicted that social psychological orientation, i.e. attitude towards the city and orientation towards ethnic identity, would have a stronger influence on linguistic behaviour than social network.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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