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Message 1: Dialectology meets Typology: Kortmann (Ed)

Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 05:52:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: julia.ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Dialectology meets Typology: Kortmann (Ed)




Title: Dialectology meets Typology
Subtitle: Dialect Grammar from a Cross-Linguistic Perspective
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 153

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Mouton de Gruyter
		http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Editor: Bernd Kortmann, University of Freiburg, Germany

Hardback: ISBN: 3110179490, Pages: vi, 541, Price: Europe EURO 98.00

			
Abstract:

In what ways can dialectologists and language typologists profit from
each others' work when looking across the fence? This is the guiding
question of this volume, which involves follow-up questions such as:
How can dialectologists profit from adopting the large body of
insights in and hypotheses on language variation and language
universals familiar from work in language typology, notably functional
typology? Vice versa, what can typologists learn from the study of
non-standard varieties? What are possible contributions of
dialectol-ogy to areal typologies and the study of grammaticalization?
What are important theoretical and methodological implications of this
new type of collaboration in the study of language variation?

The 18 contributors, among them many distinguished dialectologists,
sociolinguists and typologists, address these and other novel
questions on the basis of analyses of the morphology and syntax of a
broad range of dialects (Germanic, Romance, Balto-Slavic, Indo-Aryan).

Contents:

Introduction Bernd Kortmann
Dialectology and typology - An integrative perspective Walter Bisang
Local markedness as a heuristic tool in dialectology: The case of
	amn't Lieselotte Anderwald
Non-standard evidence in syntactic typology - Methodological remarks
	on the use of dialect data vs spoken language data Peter Auer
The typology of motion and posture verbs: A variationist account
	Raphael Berthele
Dynamic typology and vernacular universals J.K. Chambers
Definite articles in Scandinavian: Competing grammaticalization
	processes in standard and non-standard varieties �sten Dahl
Person marking in Dutch dialects Gunther de Vogelaer
A typology of relative clauses in German dialects J�rg Fleischer
Do as a tense and aspect marker in varieties of English Bernd Kortmann
Typology, dialectology and the structure of complementation in Romani
	Yaron Matras
Problems for typology: Perfects and resultatives in spoken and
	non-standard English and Russian Jim Miller
Comparing grammatical variation phenomena in non-standard English and
	Low German dialects from a typological perspective G�nter
	Rohdenburg
On three types of dialect variation, and their implications for
	linguistic theory. Evidence from verb clusters in Swiss German
	dialects Guido Seiler
Substrate, superstrate and universals? Perfect constructions in Irish
	English Peter Siemund
The impact of language contact and social structure on linguistic
	structure: Focus on the dialects of modern Greek Peter Trudgill
Jespersen's cycle and the interaction of predicate and quantifier
	negation in Flemish Johan van der Auwera and Annemie Neuckermans
"Gendered" pronouns in English dialects - A typological perspective
	Susanne Wagner
Population linguistics on a micro-scale. Lessons to be learnt from
	Baltic and Slavic dialects in contact Bj�rn Wiemer


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