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Title: Language and Space. An International Handbook of Linguistic Variation
Subtitle: Volume 2: Language Mapping
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110196092-1
Series Title: Handb├╝cher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science / [HSK] 30/2
Description:

The Handbook of Language Mapping aims to explore the core
methodological and theoretical approaches of linguistic cartography.
In both empirical and theoretical linguistics, the spatial variation of
language is of increasing interest and the visualization of language in
space is therefore also of growing significance. It is the precondition
for correct data interpretation. But how does it work? What has to be
considered when drawing a map? And how has the problem been
tackled so far? This book provides answers to such questions by
taking a closer look at the theoretical issues surrounding cartography
and at the concrete practice of mapping. The fundamental issues
raised are addressed particularly well, since linguistic geography is not
only one of the domains with a lengthy tradition, it is also one of the
most progressive fields in linguistics. At the same time, because of
their visual primacy, linguistic maps directly confront the challenges
of human perception and aesthetics. In this context, envisioning the
fruits of language mapping is a fascinating and inspiring endeavor,
not just for experts. With its accessible texts and wealth of full-color
images, the handbook not only represents a comprehensive manual
serving the interests of a variety of readers, it also fills a gap in the
ongoing linguistic discourse.

Key features:
* concise overview of the material presented in different thematic
ways
* a collection of colored maps allows serious browsing in a very
comprehensive and pleasing way
* a vital tool for academic work and fascinating for non-specialists

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110219166
Pages: 1114
Prices: EuropeEURO 379.00
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110196092
Pages: 1114
Prices: EuropeEURO 379.00