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LINGUIST List 19.1236

Fri Apr 11 2008

Books: Sociolinguistics: Levey

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Language Change and Variation in Gibraltar: Levey


Message 1: Language Change and Variation in Gibraltar: Levey
Date: 10-Apr-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Language Change and Variation in Gibraltar: Levey
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Title: Language Change and Variation in Gibraltar
Series Title: IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 23
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=Impact%2023

Author: David Levey
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027218629 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027218629 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 142.00
Abstract:

While much has been written about Gibraltar from historical and political
perspectives, sociolinguistic aspects have been largely overlooked. This
book describes the influences which have shaped the colony's linguistic
development since the British occupation in 1704, and the relationship
between the three principal means of communication: English, Spanish and
the code-switching variant Yanito. The study then focuses its attentions on
the communicative forms and functions of Gibraltarian English. The closing
of the border between Gibraltar and Spain (1969-1982), which effectively
isolated the colony, had important social and linguistic repercussions.
This volume presents the first full account of the language attitudes and
identity of a new generation of Gibraltarians, all of whom were born after
the border was re-opened. Adopting a variationist approach, this study
analyses the extent to which the language use and phonetic realisations of
young Gibraltarians differ from
those of previous generations and the factors conditioning language
variation and change.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Spanish (spa)

Written In: English (eng )

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