LINGUIST List 31.2237

Thu Jul 09 2020

Books: Intermediate Language Varieties: Cerruti, Tsiplakou (eds.)

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Date: 01-Jul-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Intermediate Language Varieties: Cerruti, Tsiplakou (eds.)
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Title: Intermediate Language Varieties
Subtitle: Koinai and regional standards in Europe
Series Title: Studies in Language Variation 24
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/silv.24

Editor: Massimo Cerruti
Editor: Stavroula Tsiplakou
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261335 Pages: 258 Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261335 Pages: 258 Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261335 Pages: 258 Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205414 Pages: 258 Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205414 Pages: 258 Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205414 Pages: 258 Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

The papers in this volume address the interplay of factors underlying the formation of intermediate varieties in the ‘dialect-standard’ landscape of present-day Europe. Research is presented on varieties of several different languages (Norwegian, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek), on speech communities with different (geo)political and sociolinguistic histories, as well as on previously unexplored sociolinguistic situations. The contributions all share the twin characteristics of (a) robust scrutiny of structural variation and its links to both structural-systemic parameters and extralinguistic variables and (b) nuanced approaches to macro- and micro- level categories, with the requisite theoretical and methodological fine-tuning. While focusing on different languages/language groups, the papers in this volume share the common foci of bringing together structural and sociolinguistic considerations and of the concomitant necessary revisiting of methodologies. The data and analyses presented yield a firmer and more nuanced understanding of the dynamic permutations of cross-dialectal and dialect-to-standard convergence and the formation of intermediate varieties in different yet comparable contexts.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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