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Title: Topics in Dialectal Variation
Subtitle: Selection of Papers from the Eleventh International Conference on Methods in Dialectology
Edited By: Markku Filppula
Juhani Klemola
Marjatta Palander
Esa Penttilä
URL: http://cc.joensuu.fi/linguistics/studiesinlanguages.shtml
Series Title: Studies in Languages
Description:

Topics in Dialectal Variation concentrates on studies that represent new
methodological solutions to, or fresh perspectives into, the study of
linguistic variation. The papers range from new applications of diffusion
studies, through perceptual dialectology and folk linguistics, to
innovative methods used in statistical linguistics and language technology.
Problems of language planning are also discussed, and some of the studies
presented here make use of theoretical and methodological approaches of
neighbouring disciplines ending up with cross-disciplinary applications.

Table of contents:

Introduction

Alexander T. Bergs: Spreading the word: Patterns of diffusion in historical
dialectology

Marion Krause, Valentina Lublinskaja, Christian Sappok: Russian speakers'
dialect image: A perceptual study

Ana Kuzmanović: Historical linguistics meets sociolinguistics: An account
of phonological change in Western Romance varieties on the Iberian Peninsula

Alexandra N. Lenz: Clustering linguistic behaviour on the basis of
linguistic variation methods

Danielle Löw: Finding groups in data: Results of multidimensional scaling
and cluster analysis for language attitudes in Pitmedden (Aberdeenshire)

Harri Mantila: State borders making new languages out of dialects: The case
of the standardization of Meänkieli

Kathryn Remlinger: What it means to be a Yooper: Identity, language
attitudes and variation in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula

Beat Siebenhaar, Martin Forst, Eric Keller: Speech synthesis of dialectal
variants as a method for research on prosody

Hiroto Ueda: Patternized configuration of geolinguistic data: Application
to Spanish lexical variation

Index of languages and dialects
Subject index


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Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Joensuun yliopistopaino
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Finnish, Tornedalen
German
Russian
Spanish
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ISBN: 9524588293
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Pages: 192
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