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Title: Language and Space - An International Handbook of Linguistic Variation
Subtitle: Volume 1: Theories and Methods
Edited By: Peter Auer
Jürgen Erich Schmidt
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110180022-1
Series Title: Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science
Description:

The dimensions of time and space fundamentally cause and shape the
variability of all human language. To reduce investigation of this insight
to manageable proportions, researchers have traditionally concentrated on
the “deepest” dialects. But it is increasingly apparent that, although most
people still speak with a distinct regional coloring, the new mobility of
speakers in recently industrialized and postindustrial societies and the
efflorescence of communication technologies cannot be ignored. This has
given rise to a reconsideration of the relationship between geographical
place and cultural space, and the fundamental link between language and a
spatially bounded territory.

Language and Space: An International Handbook of Linguistic Variation seeks
to take full account of these developments in a comprehensive,
theoretically rich way. The introductory volume examines the concept of
space and linguistic approaches to it, the structure and dynamics of
language spaces, and relevant research methods. A second volume offers the
first thorough exploration of the interplay between linguistic
investigation and cartography, and subsequent volumes uniformly document
the state of research into the spatial dimension of particular language
groupings.

Key features:

* comprehensive coverage of the field in terms of theory and methods
* the unique volume stands alone, since it neither is a handbook of
dialectology or of areal linguistics, nor a handbook on language variation
alone
* gathers together a great number of distinguished scholars and experts in
the field

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Change
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Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110220278
Pages: 889
Prices: Europe EURO 329.00
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110180022
Pages: 889
Prices: Europe EURO 329.00