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Title: Present-day Dialectology: Problems and Findings
Edited By: Jan Berns
Jaap van Marle
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 137
Description:

Present-day Dialectology does not treat dialectology as an isolated discipline. Instead, it discusses dialectological topics within the framework of present-day linguistics. The book contains papers which seek to confront recent phonological, morphologic, syntactic and semantic theory with dialectological data. In addition, it explores the link between dialectology on the one hand and sociolinguistics and the study of language contact on the other. Therefore, this study is not only of interest to dialectologists, but also to sociolinguists, students of language contact as well as theoretical linguists in general.


Contents:

Werner Abraham: Characteristics of spoken vernaculars: parsing strategies? The Case of German

Gert Booij: Language variation and phonological theory: inflected adjectives in Dutch and related languages

Dennis R. Preston: Perceptual dialectology: aims, methods, findings

Georges de Schutter: Parallels in the phonological systems of Southern
Dutch and Northern French dialects

Wolfgang Viereck: Britain and the Continent - linguistic interrelations

Joseph J. S. Weitenberg: Aspects of Armenian dialectology

Lieselotte Anderwald - Bernd Kortmann: Typology and dialectology: a programmatic sketch

Charlotte Gooskens / Renée van Bezooijen: The role of prosodic and verbal aspects of speech in the perceived divergence of Dutch and
English language varieties

Rüdiger Harnisch: Morphologische Reanalysen bei lokalen Adverbien,
Präpositionen und Adjektiven im Thüringischen und Ostfränkischen

José Ignacio Hualde: Basque accentuation and dialectology

Jaap van Marle / Caroline Smits: On the (non-)persistence of dialect features in American Dutch (1): general aspects

Caroline Smits: On the (non-)persistence of dialect features in American Dutch (2): the case of Iowa Dutch

Inge Lise Pedersen: The impact of internal or contact-induced change on weak preterites in -at in Danish dialects with an outlook to Norway and
Sweden

Michael D. Picone: Meta-constraints and constraint ranking in relation to the representation of nasality and palatality across French dialects

Sibylle Reichel: Probleme bei der Erstellung von Sprachkarten im
Untersuchungsgebiet des "Bayerischen Sprachatlas" am Beispiel von
Richtungsadverbien

Beat Siebenhaar: Dialektwandel und Einstellung - Das Beispiel der
Aarauer Stadtmundart
Dialect change and attitudes

Dick Smakman / Renée van Bezooijen: The pronunciation of standard Dutch
- An evaluation study

Jos Swanenberg: On ethnobiological nomenclature in Southern Dutch dialects


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Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110167816
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 366
Prices: EUR 98,- / sFr 157,- /approx. US$ 98.00