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LINGUIST List 17.2854

Sun Oct 01 2006

Books: Sociolinguistics: Auer, Hinskens, Kerswill (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Joyce Reid, Dialect Change: Auer, Hinskens, Kerswill (Eds)

Message 1: Dialect Change: Auer, Hinskens, Kerswill (Eds)
Date: 27-Sep-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Dialect Change: Auer, Hinskens, Kerswill (Eds)

Title: Dialect Change
Subtitle: Convergence and Divergence in European Languages
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521806879

Editor: Peter Auer
Editor: Frans Hinskens
Editor: Paul Kerswill
Electronic: ISBN: 051112645X Pages: Price: U.S. $ 60.00 Comment: ISBN-13: 9780511126451
Hardback: ISBN: 0521806879 Pages: 432 Price: U.K. £ 45.00 Comment: ISBN-13: 9780521806879

Dialects are constantly changing, and due to increased mobility in recent
years, European dialects have 'levelled', making it difficult to
distinguish a native of Reading from a native of London, or a native of
Bonn from a native of Cologne. This comprehensive study brings together a
team of leading scholars to explore all aspects of recent dialect change,
in particular dialect convergence and divergence. Drawing on examples from
a wide range of European countries - as well as areas where European
languages have been transplanted - they examine a range of issues relating
to dialect contact and isolation, and show how sociolinguistic conditions
differ hugely between and within European countries. Each
specially-commissioned chapter is based on original research, giving an
overview of current work on that particular area and presenting case
studies to illustrate the issues discussed. Dialect Change will be welcomed
by all those interested in sociolinguistics, dialectology, the relevance of
language variation to formal linguistic theories, and European languages.

1. Introduction: the study of dialect convergence and divergence -
conceptual and methodological considerations
F. Hinskens, P. Auer and P. Kerswill;
Part I. Convergence/Divergence and Linguistic Structure:
2. Internal and external factors in phonological convergence
J. Kallen;
3. Dialect convergence, mixing, and models of language contact: the case of
G. Berruto;
4. Convergence and divergence in grammar
L. Cornips and K. Corrigan;
5. Phonology, grammar and discourse in dialect convergence
J. Cheshire, A. Williams and P. Kerswill;
Part II. Macro-Sociolinguistic Motivations of Convergence and Divergence:
6. Processes of standardisation in Scandinavia
I. L. Pedersen;
7. The birth of new dialects
P. Kerswill and P. Trudgill;
8. Dialect convergence in language islands
P. Rosenberg;
9. Political borders and dialect divergence/convergence in Europe
C. Woolhiser;
10. The influence of the cities
J. Taeldeman;
Part III. Micro-Sociolinguistic Motivations:
11. Subjective factors in dialect convergence and divergence
T. Kristiansen and J. N. Jorgensen;
12. How similar are people who speak alike? An interpretive way of using
social networks in social dialectology research
J. Villena Ponsoda;
13. The role of interpersonal accommodation in a theory of language change
P. Auer and F. Hinskens.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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