Innovation diffusion: ‘‘Estuary English’’ and local dialect differentiation: the survival of Fenland Englishes

@inproceedings{Britain2005InnovationD,
  title={Innovation diffusion: ‘‘Estuary English’’ and local dialect differentiation: the survival of Fenland Englishes},
  author={D. Britain},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract In the literature on the spatial spread of linguistic innovations, traditional models of diffusion have been adopted largely uncritically from (economic) geography. The validity of geographical critiques of these traditional diffusion models is demonstrated through an examination of the diffusion of eight linguistic innovations from the southeast of England to the Fens, a rural area approximately 150 km north of London. Whilst diffusion models in sociolinguistic dialectology have… Expand
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