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Title: Dialects Across Borders
Subtitle: Selected papers from the 11th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology (Methods XI), Joensuu, August 2002
Edited By: Markku Filppula
Juhani Klemola
Marjatta Palander
Esa Penttilä
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CILT%20273
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 273
Description:

Nonstandard varieties of languages have recently become an object of new
interest in scholarly research. This is very much due to the advances in
the methods used in data collection and analysis, as well as the emergence
of new language-theoretical frameworks. The articles in this volume stem
from the 11th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology (Methods
XI, August 2002, Joensuu). The theme for this conference was "Dialects
across borders". The selection of contributions included in this volume
demonstrates how various kinds of borders exert major influence on
linguistic behaviour all over the world. The articles have been grouped
according to whether they deal primarily with the linguistic outcomes of
political and historical borders between states (Part I); various kinds of
social and regional boundaries, including borders in a metaphorical sense,
i.e. social barriers and mental or cognitive boundaries (Part II); and
finally, boundaries between languages (Part III).


Table of contents

Introduction vii–xii

PART I: Dialects across political and historical borders 1

The construction of linguistic borders and the linguistic construction of
borders
Peter Auer 3–30

Static spatial relations in German and Romance: Towards a cognitive
dialectology of posture verbs and locative adverbials
Raphael Berthele 31–50

Ingressive particles across borders: Gender and discourse parallels across
the North Atlantic
Sandra Clarke and Gunnel Melchers 51–72

On the development of the consonant system in Mennonite Low German
(Plautdietsch)
Larissa Naiditch 73–86

English dialects in the British Isles in cross-variety perspective: A
base-line for future research
Sali A. Tagliamonte, Jennifer Smith and Helen Lawrence 87–117


PART II: Dialects across social and regional borders 119

Dialects across internal frontiers: Some cognitive boundaries
Dennis R. Preston 121–155

On 'dative sickness' and other linguistic diseases in modern Icelandic
Finnur Friðriksson 157–171

Can we find more variety in variation?
Ronald K.S. Macaulay 173–184

Pronunciation of /ei/ in avant-garde Dutch: A cross-sex acoustic study
Vincent J. van Heuven, Renée van Bezooijen and Loulou Edelman 185–210

A tale of two dialects: Relativization in Newcastle and Sheffield
Joan C. Beal and Karen P. Corrigan 211–229


PART III: Dialects across language boundaries 231

Crossing grammatical borders: Tracing the path of contact-induced
linguistic change
Ruth King 233–251

The after-perfect in Irish English
Patricia Ronan 253–270

Dialect history in black and white: Are two colors enough?
J.L. Dillard 271–285

Index of languages and dialects 287

Subject index 289–291


"When languages are carried across borders of various kinds - social,
regional, national and multinational - they undergo surprising
accommodations. Dialects Across Borders looks at some of the ways they
adapt through case studies from Iceland, Finland, the Netherlands, Ireland,
the British Isles, the European Common Market, and North America. Together,
these insightful studies bear witness to the resilience and resourcefulness
of our languages, and to the people who use them."

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Sociolinguistics
Dialectology
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
German
Plautdietsch
Icelandic
Language Family(ies): Romance
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027247870
ISBN-13: 9789027247872
Pages: xii, 291
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