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Books: Historical Ling: Linn, McLelland (eds.)

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  1. paul, Standardization: Linn, McLelland (eds.)

Message 1: Standardization: Linn, McLelland (eds.)

Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 11:10:09 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Standardization: Linn, McLelland (eds.)

Title: Standardization
Subtitle: Studies from the Germanic languages
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 235
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Andrew R. Linn, University of Sheffield 
Editor: Nicola McLelland, Trinity College, Dublin 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588113663, Pages: xii, 258 pp., Price: USD 89.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027247471, Pages: xii, 258 pp., Price: EUR 89.00

This volume presents fourteen case studies of standardization
processes in eleven different Germanic languages. Together, the
contributions confront problematic issues in standardization which
will be of interest to sociolinguists, as well as to historical
linguists from all language disciplines. The papers cover a historical
range from the Middle Ages to the present and a geographical range
from South Africa to Iceland, but all fall into one of the following
categories: 1) shaping and diffusing a standard language; 2) the
relationship between standard and identity; 3) non-standardization,
de-standardization and re-standardization.

Table of Contents

 Nicola McLelland and Andrew R. Linn vii 
Standardization and social networks: The emergence and diffusion of
standard Afrikaans
 Ana Deumert 1 
Dutch orthography in lower, middle and upper class documents in
19th-century Flanders
 Wim Vandenbussche 27 
Standard German in the 19th century? (Counter-) evidence from the
private correspondence of "ordinary people"
 Stefan Elspass 43 
On the importance of foreign language grammars for a history of
standard German
 Nils Langer 67 
Norms and standards in 16th-century Swedish orthography 
 Alexander Y. Zheltukhin 83 
Emerging mother-tongue awareness: The special case of Dutch and German
in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period
 Luc de Grauwe 99 
Two hundred years of language planning in Belgium 
 Jetje De Groof 117 
Political inflections: Grammar and the Icelandic surname debate 
 Kendra Willson 135 
Standardization, language change, resistance and the question of
linguistic threat: 18th-century English and present-day German
 Peter Hohenhaus 153 
The standardization of Luxembourgish 
 Gerald Newton 179 
Language planning in Norway: A bold experiment with unexpected results 
 Arthur O. Sandved 191 
"Democratic" and "elitist" trends and a Frisian standard 
 Anthonia Feitsma 205 
Yiddish: No state, no status -- no standard? 
 Ane Kleine 219 
Standardization processes and the mid-Atlantic English paradigm 
 Marko Modiano 229 
Index 253

Lingfield(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): German (Language Code: GRM)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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