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Books: Socioling/Dialectology: Britain, Cheshire (eds)

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Message 1: Social Dialectology: Britain, Cheshire

Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 10:16:37 +0000
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Subject: Social Dialectology: Britain, Cheshire

Title: Social Dialectology
Subtitle: In honour of Peter Trudgill
Series Title: IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 16
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: David Britain, University of Essex 
Editor: Jenny Cheshire, Queen Mary, University of London 

Hardback: ISBN: 9027218544, Pages: x, 344 pp., Price: EUR 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588114031, Pages: x, 344 pp., Price: USD 85.00

The time-honoured study of dialects took a new turn some forty years
ago, giving centre stage to social factors and the quantitative
analysis of language variation and change. It has become a discipline
that no scholar of language can afford to ignore. This collection
identifies the main theoretical and methodological issues currently
preoccupying researchers in social dialectology, drawing not only on
variation in English in the UK, USA, New Zealand, Europe and elsewhere
but also in Arabic, Greek, Norwegian and Spanish dialects. The volume
brings together previously unpublished work by the world's most
prolific and well-respected social dialectologists as well as by some
younger, dynamic researchers. Together the authors provide new
perspectives on both the traditional areas of sociolinguistic
variation and change and the newer fields of dialect formation,
dialect diffusion and dialect levelling. They provide a snapshot of
some of the burning issues currently preoccupying researchers in the
field and give signposts to the future direction of the discipline.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements ix 
 David Britain and Jenny Cheshire 1-8 
Pursuing the cascade model 
 William Labov 9-22 
Complementary approaches to the diffusion of standard features in a
 local community
 Juan Manuel Hern�ndez-Campoy 23-37 
Systemic accomodation 
 Dennis R. Preston 39-58 
New dialect formation: The focusing of -kum in Amman 
 Enam Al-Wer 59-67 
Variation and sound change in New Zealand English 
 Margaret MacLagan and Elizabeth Gordon 69-80 
An East Anglian in the South Atlantic? Interpreting morphosyntactic
 resemblances in terms of direct input, parallel development, and
 linguistic contact
 Daniel Schreier 81-96 
Sociolinguistics of immigration 
 J.K. Chambers 97-113 
Why fuude is not 'food' and tsch�gge is not 'check': A new look at
 the actuation problem
 Richard J. Watts 115-129 
Parallel development and alternative restructuring: The case of
 weren't intensification
 Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes 133-153 
Social and linguistic dimensions of phonological change: Fitting the
 pieces of the puzzle together
 Lesley Milroy 155-171 
Changing mental maps and morphology: Divergence caused by
 international border changes
Mikl�s Kontra 173-190 
Exploring the importance of the outlier in sociolinguistic
 David Britain 191-208 
When is a sound change? On the role of external factors in language
 James Milroy 209-221 
Dialect levelling and geographical diffusion in British English 
 Paul Kerswill 223-243 
Social dimensions of syntactic variation: The case of when clauses 
 Jenny Cheshire 245-261 
Language variation in Greece 
 Maria Sifianou 263-273 
A Norwegian adult language game, anti-language or secret code: The
 Smoi of Mandal
 Ernst Hakon Jahr 275-286 
Children and linguistic normativity 
 Sharon Millar 287-297 
The virtue of the vernacular: On intervention in linguistic affairs
 Henry G. Widdowson and Barbara Seidlhofer 299-309 
The Nynorsk standard language and Norwegian dialect varieties 
 Jan Terje Faarlund 311-325 
Peter Trudgill's publications 327-338 
Index 339-343

Lingfield(s): Dialectology (Sociolinguistics)
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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