Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Wiley-Blackwell Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

The Social Origins of Language

By Daniel Dor

Presents a new theoretical framework for the origins of human language and sets key issues in language evolution in their wider context within biological and cultural evolution


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

By Thomas Hoffmann

This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'


New from Brill!

ad

Free Access 4 You

Free access to several Brill linguistics journals, such as Journal of Jewish Languages, Language Dynamics and Change, and Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics.


Book Information

   

Title: Germanic Standardizations
Subtitle: Past to Present
Edited By: Ana Deumert
Wim Vandenbussche
URL: http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=Impact_18
Series Title: IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 18
Description:

This volume presents a comparative, socio-historical study of the Germanic
standard languages (Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Frisian,
German, Icelandic, Low German, Luxemburgish, Norwegian, Scots, Swedish,
Yiddish as well as the Caribbean and Pacific Creole languages). Each of the
16 orginal chapters systematically discusses central aspects of the
standardization process, including dialect selection, codification,
elaboration and diffusion of the standard norm across the speech community,
as well as incipient processes of de-standardization and
re-standardization. The strongly comparative orientation of the
contributions allow for the identification of broad similarities as well as
intriguing differences across a wide range of historically and socially
diverse language histories. Two chapters by the editors provide an overview
of the theoretical background and rationale of comparative standardization
research, and outline directions for further research in the area. The
volume will be of interest to language historians as well as sociolinguists
in general.


Table of contents

Standard languages: Taxonomies and histories
Ana Deumert and Wim Vandenbussche 1–14
Afrikaans
Paul T. Roberge 15–40
Caribbean Creoles
Hubert Devonish 41–67
Danish
Tore Kristiansen 69–91
Dutch
Roland Willemyns 93–125
English
Terttu Nevalainen 127–156
Faroese
Zakaris Svabo Hansen, Jógvan í Lon Jacobsen and Eivind Weyhe 157–191
Frisian
Eric Hoekstra 193–209
German
Klaus J. Mattheier 211–244
Icelandic
Kristján Árnason 245–279
Low German
Nils Langer 281–301
Luxembourgish
Peter Gilles and Claudine Moulin 303–329
Norwegian
Ernst Håkon Jahr 331–353
Pacific Pidgins and Creoles
Peter Mühlhäusler 355–381
Scots
Marina Dossena 383–404
Swedish
Ulf Teleman 405–429
Yiddish
Rakhmiel Peltz 431–453
Research directions in the study of language standardization
Ana Deumert and Wim Vandenbussche 455–469
Index 471–479

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Afrikaans
Danish
Dutch
English
Faroese
Frisian, Western
Frisian, Northern
Frisian, Eastern
German
Plautdietsch
Icelandic
Luxembourgish
Norwegian Bokmål
Scots
Swedish
Saxon, Low
Yiddish, Eastern
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027218560
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: vi, 480 pp
Prices: AUS $ EUR 115.00
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588114376
ISBN-13: 9781588114372
Pages: vi, 480 pp
Prices: U.S. $ 176