LINGUIST List 13.2607

Fri Oct 11 2002

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  1. Julia.Ulrich, Language Change: Mari C. Jones and Edith Esch (eds.)

Message 1: Language Change: Mari C. Jones and Edith Esch (eds.)

Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 14:13:05 +0000
From: Julia.Ulrich <Julia.UlrichdeGruyter.com>
Subject: Language Change: Mari C. Jones and Edith Esch (eds.)


Title: LANGUAGE CHANGE
Subtitle: THE INTERPLAY OF INTERNAL, EXTERNAL AND EXTRA-LINGUISTIC
FACTORS
Series Title: Contributions to the Sociology of Language
			
Publication Year: 2002
			
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
 http://www.degruyter.de/hling.html
			
Editor: Edith Esch 
Editor: Mari C Jones 
				
Hardback: ISBN: 311017202X, Pages: ix. 338, Price: Euro 88.00 / sFr
141,- / approx. US$ 88.00

			
Abstract:
			
This volume examines the phenomenon of language change from three
different perspectives. It focuses on the effects of internal
developments in the linguistic system, the role of contact with other
varieties and the influence that extra-linguistic factors such as
sociopolitical and economic developments may have on language. Moreover,
as language change is rarely a clear-cut process, the interface between
these different forces are explored.

This book brings together the work of eighteen scholars working in the
fields of historical linguistics, sociolinguistics and bilingualism and
presents hitherto unpublished data from varieties including English,
French, Karaim, Modern Greek, Jordanian, Spanish, Latin, and Arabic. The
different perspectives. It focuses on the effects of internal
developments in the linguistic system, the role of contact with other
varieties and the influence that extra-linguistic factors such as
sociopolitical and economic developments may have on language. Moreover,
as language change is rarely a clear-cut process, the interface between
these different forces are explored.

This book brings together the work of eighteen scholars working in the
fields of historical linguistics, sociolinguistics and bilingualism and
presents hitherto unpublished data from varieties including English,
French, Karaim, Modern Greek, Jordanian, Spanish, Latin, and Arabic. The
chapters are organized around the themes of levelling, convergence and
adaptative mechanisms and combine theoretical debate with case studies
of the varieties discussed.

>From the contents

Introduction
Kimberley Farrar and Mari C. Jones
1. LEVELLING

Dialect contact and koin�ization: the case of northern France
David Hornsby

The depicardization of the vernaculars of the Lille conurbation
Tim Pooley

Jordanian and Palestinian dialects in contact: vowel raising in Amman
Enam Al-Wer

2. CONVERGENCE
Mette a haout dauve la grippe des Anglla�s: convergence on the Island of
Guernsey
Mari C. Jones

Modern Greek: towards a standard language or a new diglossia?
David Holton

Standard English and the lexicon: why so many different spellings?
Laura Wright

Latin and Arabic evolutionary processes: some relections
Joseph Cremona

There's sheep and there's penguins: convergence, "drift" and "slant" in
New Zealand and Falkland Island English
David Britain and Andrea Sudbury

3. ADAPTATIVE MECHANISMS

Convergence in the brain: the leakiness of bilinguals' sound systems
Ian Watson

Language contact in early bilinguals: the special statusof function
words
Margaret Deuchar and Marilyn May Vihman

4. CODE-COPYING
Contact-induced change in a code-copying framework
Lars Johanson

Karaim: a high-copying language
�va �gnes Csat�

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