LINGUIST List 14.3122

Fri Nov 14 2003

Books: Historical/Socioling, Germanic: Deumert (ed)

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  1. paul, Germanic Standardizations: Deumert (ed)

Message 1: Germanic Standardizations: Deumert (ed)

Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 09:34:20 -0500 (EST)
From: paul <>
Subject: Germanic Standardizations: Deumert (ed)

Title: Germanic Standardizations
Subtitle: Past to Present
Series Title: IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 18

Publication Year: 2003

Publisher: John Benjamins, 

Book URL:
Editor: Ana Deumert, Monash University 
Editor: Wim Vandenbussche, Vrije Universiteit Brussel / FWO-Vlaanderen 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588114376, Pages: vi, 480 pp., Price: USD 115.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027218560, Pages: vi, 480 pp., Price: EUR 115.00


This volume presents a comparative, socio-historical study of the
Germanic standard languages (Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, English,
Faroese, Frisian, German, Icelandic, Low German, Luxemburgish,
Norwegian, Scots, Swedish, Yiddish as well as the Caribbean and
Pacific Creole languages). Each of the 16 orginal chapters
systematically discusses central aspects of the standardization
process, including dialect selection, codification, elaboration and
diffusion of the standard norm across the speech community, as well as
incipient processes of de-standardization and re-standardization. The
strongly comparative orientation of the contributions allow for the
identification of broad similarities as well as intriguing differences
across a wide range of historically and socially diverse language
histories. Two chapters by the editors provide an overview of the
theoretical background and rationale of comparative standardization
research, and outline directions for further research in the area. The
volume will be of interest to language historians as well as
sociolinguists in general.

Table of contents

Standard languages: Taxonomies and histories
Ana Deumert and Wim Vandenbussche 1-14 
Paul T. Roberge 15-40 
Caribbean Creoles
Hubert Devonish 41-67 
Tore Kristiansen 69-91 
Roland Willemyns 93-125 
Terttu Nevalainen 127-156 
Zakaris Svabo Hansen, J�gvan � Lon Jacobsen and Eivind Weyhe 157
Eric Hoekstra 193-209 
Klaus J. Mattheier 211-244 
Kristj�n �rnason 245-279 
Low German
Nils Langer 281-301 
Peter Gilles and Claudine Moulin 303-329 
Ernst Hakon Jahr 331-353 
Pacific Pidgins and Creoles
Peter M�lh�usler 355-381 
Marina Dossena 383-404 
Ulf Teleman 405-429 
Rakhmiel Peltz 431-453 
Research directions in the study of language standardization
Ana Deumert and Wim Vandenbussche 455-469 
Index 471-479

Lingfield(s): Historical Linguistics 

Subject Language(s): German (Language Code: GER)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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