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Books: Sociolinguistics: Long & Preston (Eds.)

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  1. paul, Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology: Long & Preston (Eds.)

Message 1: Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology: Long & Preston (Eds.)

Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 13:21:41 +0000
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Subject: Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology: Long & Preston (Eds.)

Title: Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology
Subtitle: Volume 2
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Daniel Long, Tokyo Metropolitan University 
Editor: Dennis R. Preston, Michigan State University 
Hardback: ISBN: 1556197578, Pages: xxvi, 412 pp., Price: USD 174.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027221855, Pages: xxvi, 412 pp., Price: EUR 174.00


The Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology , Volume II, expands on the
coverage of both regions and methodologies in the investigation of
nonlinguists' perceptions of language variety. New areas studied
include Canada (anglophone and francophone), Cuba, Hungary, Italy,
Korea, and Mali, and most prominent among the new approaches are
studies of the salience of specific linguistic features in variety
identification and assessment. As in Volume I, the reader will find in
these chapters everything from the statistical treatment of the
ratings of dialect attributes to studies of the actual discourses of
nonlinguists discussing language variety. Dialectologists,
sociolinguistics, ethnographers, and applied linguists who work in
areas where language variety is a concern will appreciate the findings
and methods of these studies, but social scientists of every sort who
want to understand the role of language in the cultural lives of
ordinary people will also find much of interest here.

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix-xiii 
List of Tables xv-xix 
 Ronald R. Butters xxi-xxii 
Acknowledgments xxiii 
Introduction xxv-xxxi 
Miami Cuban Perceptions of Varieties of Spanish 
 Gabriela Alfaraz 1-11 
Aesthetic Evaluation of Dutch: Comparisons across Dialects, Accents,
and Languages
 Ren�e van Bezooijen 13-31 
Perceptions of Languages in the Mandingo Region of Mali: Where Does
One Language Begin and the Other End?
 C�cile Canut-Hobe 33-41 
Gender Differences in the Perception of Turkish Regional Dialects 
 Mahide Demirci 43-52 
Mental Maps: Linguistic-Geographic Concepts 
 Willy Diercks 53-72 
Attitudes of Montreal Students Towards Varieties of French 
 Betsy E. Evans 73-95 
An Acoustic and Perceptual Analysis of Imitation 
 Betsy E. Evans 97-116 
California Students' Perceptions of, You Know, Regions and Dialects? 
 Carmen Fought 117-136 
Perception of Dialect Distance: Standard and Dialect in Relation to
New Data on Dutch Varieties
 Ton Goeman 137-151 
A Dialect with 'Great Inner Strength'? The Perception of Nativeness in
the Bergen Speech Community
 Paul Kerswill 153-173 
Dialect Recognition and Speech Community Focusing in New and Old Towns
in England: The Effects of Dialect Levelling, Demography and Social
 Paul Kerswill and Ann Williams 175-206 
Where is the "Most Beautiful" and the "Ugliest" Hungarian Spoken?
 Mikl�s Kontra 207-220 
Microcosmic Perceptual Dialectology and the Consequences of Extended
Linguistic Awareness: A Case Study of Noirmoutier Island (France)
 Jean Le� L�onard 221-250 
Regional Differences in the Perception of Korean Dialects 
 Daniel Long and Young-Cheol Yim 251-277 
A Perceptual Dialectology of Anglophone Canada from the Perspective of
Young Albertans and Ontarians
 Meghan McKinnie and Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain 279-296 
Madrid Perceptions of Regional Varieties in Spain 
 Juliana Moreno Fern�ndez and Francisco Moreno Fern�ndez 
Attitudes Toward Midwestern American English 
 Nancy Niedzielski 323-329 
The Perception of Urban Varieties: Preliminary Studies from the South
of Italy
 Maria Teresa Romanello 331-350 
A Perceptual Dialect Study of French in Switzerland 
 Caroline L'Eplattenier-Saugy 351-365 
Influence of Vowel Devoicing on Dialect Judgments by Japanese Speakers 
 Midori Yonezawa 367-396 
About the Contributors 397 
Index 399

Lingfield(s): Dialectology (Sociolinguistics) & Sociolinguistics
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