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LINGUIST List 18.1958

Fri Jun 29 2007

Books: Historical Ling/Socioling: Cain, Russom (Eds)

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Studies in the History of the English Language III: Cain, Russom (Eds)


Message 1: Studies in the History of the English Language III: Cain, Russom (Eds)
Date: 26-Jun-2007
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Studies in the History of the English Language III: Cain, Russom (Eds)


Title: Studies in the History of the English Language III
Subtitle: Managing Chaos: Strategies for identifying change in English
Series Title: Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] 53
Published: 2007
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
                http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-9783110190892-1&l=E

Editor: Geoffrey Russom
Editor: Christopher M. Cain
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110190892 Pages: 301 Price: Europe EURO 98.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110190892 Pages: 301 Price: U.S. $ 132.30 Comment: for USA, Canada & Mexico
Abstract:

The essays of this volume employ diverse strategies for conceptualizing the
history of English as at once chaotic and yet amenable to circumscribed
analyses that incorporate a broad view of language change. Several of the
world's leading scholars of the English language contribute to the overall
perspective that an elaboration of linguistic, cultural, and social
contexts and a renewed emphasis on the concrete historical conditions of
language change are necessary to approach some long-standing obstacles in
the study of the history of the English language.

Designed for students, teachers, and scholars of the English language,
Managing Chaos: Strategies for Identifying Change in English presents
studies on all periods of the English language in a variety of theoretical
and methodological modes. Highlights include Anatoly Liberman's sweeping
comparative revision of the history of palatalized and velarized consonants
in English; William Kretzschmar's (et al) wittily illuminating study of a
suburban Atlanta, Georgia town that epitomizes the specific ways in which
inter-regional linguistic variation can be maintained while local social
factors drive dramatic change on an intra-regional level; and Lesley
Milroy's innovative analysis of recent unitary changes in global Englishes
that cannot be accounted for by classic Labovian models that situate
language change within small, close networks of speakers who mediate
variation in face-to-face interactions, an observation that leads Milroy to
propose two distinct but cross-influencing levels of social dynamics in
language change.

All of the essays of this volume include careful critiques of the
construction of our present understanding of the history of English, thus
marking the path behind while shining a light on the way ahead for the
future of the discipline.

Of interest to: Students, Teachers and Scholars of the History of the
English Language, Historical Linguists, Sociolinguists,
Cultural/Anthropological Historians

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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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