By Sari Pietikäinen, FinlandAlexandra Jaffe, Long BeachHelen Kelly-Holmes, and Nikolas Coupland
Sociolinguistics from the Periphery "presents a fascinating book about change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users."
This volume represents an exploration of the notion that the principles of grammatical well-formedness and the principles of language processing are interdependent. They deal with the nature of syntactic structure and grammars for syntax, with strategies for parsing and generation, and with aspects of phonological structure and grammars for phonology. Some of the papers in this collection overlap two or more areas, and demonstrate the importance of integrating concepts from the theories of grammar and computation.