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LINGUIST List 24.1584

Sun Apr 07 2013

Books: The Interplay of Variation and Change in Contact Settings: Léglise, Chamoreau (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Apr-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: The Interplay of Variation and Change in Contact Settings: Léglise, Chamoreau (Eds)
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Title: The Interplay of Variation and Change in Contact Settings
Series Title: Studies in Language Variation 12
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/silv.12

Editor: Isabelle Léglise
Editor: Claudine Chamoreau
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272485 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272485 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272485 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027234926 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027234926 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027234926 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Abstract:

This volume is at the cross-roads between two research traditions dealing with language change: contact linguistics and language variation and change. It starts out from the notion that linguistic variation is still a little researched area in most contact-induced language change studies. Intending to fill this gap, it offers a rich panorama of case studies and approaches dealing with linguistic variation in contact settings. It concentrates both on monolingual data, tracing variation and contact beneath surface homogeneity, and on bilingual data such as code-switching and other forms of variation, to trace their underlying regularities. It investigates the relationship between variation and change in language contact settings.

The book will be relevant for students and researchers in contact linguistics, sociolinguistics, language variation and change, sociology of language, descriptive linguistics and linguistic typology.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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