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Title: Language Variation - European Perspectives IV
Subtitle: Selected papers from the Sixth International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 6), Freiburg, June 2011
Edited By: Peter Auer
Javier Caro Reina
Göz Kaufmann
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/silv.14
Series Title: Studies in Language Variation 14
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The eighteen contributions in this volume are based on papers presented at the 6th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 6), which was held at the University of Freiburg, Germany, from June 29 to July 1, 2011. The volume includes plenaries by Sjef Barbiers (‘Where is syntactic variation?’) and Arnulf Deppermann/ Stefan Kleiner & Ralf Knöbl (‘Standard usage’: Towards a realistic conception of spoken standard German). In addition, the editors have selected 16 papers ranging over a wide field of languages/varieties and topics. The languages and varieties covered are Belarusian, British English, Catalan, Dutch, Gaelic, Gallo-Italic, Greek, Italian, Occitan, Rhaeto-Romance, Russian, Scottish English, Swedish, Turkish, and several varieties of German. The majority of the papers deal with phonetic and phonological variation (Caro Reina; Deppermann, Kleiner and Knöbl; Katerbow; Moosmüller and Scheutz; Schützler; Schleef; West; Zeller; Ziegler), but morphological variation (Cornips and Hulk; Dal Negro), morphosyntactic variation (Melissaropoulou, Themistocleous, Tsiplakou and Tsolakidis), and syntactic variation (Barbiers; Håkansson; Rothmayr) are also represented. Additional papers deal with code-switching.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Phonetics
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear
Dutch
English
German
Gaelic, Scottish
Greek, Modern
Italian
Romansh
Russian
Belarusian
Swedish
Turkish
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ISBN-13: 9789027234940
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