講 師： John Christopher Wells 氏 (ロンドン大学名誉教授)
テーマ： London English： From Cockney to Multicultural
Recent sociolinguistic studies have shown that the
traditional Cockney accent/dialect is no longer
prevalent in the inner heartland of London. Most of
the white working-class are now more likely to live in
the outer boroughs and surrounding new towns.
Following decades of immigration from the Caribbean
and elsewhere, the population of the inner city is
now ethnically and culturally very diverse. Among
locally born young people of all ethnicities a new
variety of English has come into being, referred to by
journalists as ‘Jafaican’ and by linguists as
‘Multicultural London English’. We can date its
origins to the early 1980s.
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