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Books: Relativisation/Historical/Sociolinguistics

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Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 17:58:29 +0100
Subject: Relativisation/Historical/Sociolinguistics: Poussa

Relativisation on the North Sea Litoral
Patricia Poussa (ed.)
University of Ume�

This volume brings together new papers on relative clause formation by
leading scholars from all branches of North Sea Germanic. The
historical development of the relative system in written texts is
covered in the papers by Platzack on the Scandinavian languages,
Hoekstra on Frisian, Van der Wal on Dutch, R�sler on Middle Low German
(Hansa texts) and Nevalainen & Raumolin-Brunberg on Early Modern
English (Corpus of Early English Correspondence). Cross-language
comparisons can be made in the emergence of wh- relative pronouns in
all these written languages. Thus this collection fills a long-felt
want, enabling one to place the English historical developments within
their North Sea Germanic context.

Several ground-breaking papers are based on tape-recorded surveys, some
geolinguistic, some sociolinguistic in approach. Peitsara's analysis of
1970's Suffolk materials throws new light on the traditional rural
dialect of southern East Anglia (poorly covered by the Survey of English
Dialects), while for five other English dialect areas Tagliamonte, using
Labovian methodology, reports on the present tendency for the relative
marker that to be generalised as a supraregional relative marker. 
Methodological problems with Germanic that (old, new, or both?) and with
nonstandard English what are discussed, with benefit of hindsight, in
the Editor's Introduction. 



Patricia Poussa	
North Sea Relatives: Introduction 					


Marijke Van der Wal	
Relativisation in the History of Dutch: Major Shift or Lexical Change?

Christine Johansson	
The Possessive Relativizers Whose and Of Which in Middle English	

Irmtraud R�sler		
Relative Clauses in Low German (15th-16th century)			

Jarich Hoekstra	
Relativisation in Frisian						

Christer Platzack		
Relativization in the Germanic Languages, with Particular Emphasis 
on Scandinavian								

Fredrik Karlsson & Kirk P. H. Sullivan
Relativization in the Regional Dialect of Swedish Spoken in Burtr�sk 	

Terttu Nevalainen & Helena Raumolin-Brunberg
The Rise of the Relative Who in Early Modern English			


Joan C. Beal & Karen P. Corrigan
Relatives in Tyneside and Northumbrian English	

Christer Geisler		
Relativization in Ulster English					

Sali Tagliamonte	
Variation and Change in the British Relative Marker System		

Kirsti Peitsara		
Relativizers in the Suffolk Dialect					

Nadine Van den Eynden Morpeth	
Relativisers in the Southwest of England 	

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