Language Variation - European Perspectives: Selected papers from the Third International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 3), Amster

Language Variation - European Perspectives: Selected papers from the Third International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 3), Amster

By: Frans L. Hinskens (editor)Hardback

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This volume presents 16 original studies of variation in languages representing the three main European language families, as well as in varieties of Greek and Hungarian. The studies concern variation in or across dialects or dialect groups, in standard varieties or in emerging regional varieties of the standard. Several studies investigate a specific linguistic element or structure, while others focus on areas of tension between variation and prescriptive standard norms, on regional standard varieties and regiolects, on problems of linguistic classification (from folk linguistic or dialect geographical perspectives) and the classification of speakers. Language acquisition plays a main role in three studies. The studies in this volume represent a range of methods, including ethnographic and 'interpretative' approaches, conversation analysis, analyses of the internal and geographical distribution of dialect features, the classification and quantitative analyses of socio-demographic speaker background data, quantitative analyses of both diachronic and synchronic language data, phonetic measurements, as well as (quasi-)experimental perception studies. The volume thus offers a microcosmic reflection of the macrocosmos of world-wide research on variability in (originally) European languages at the beginning of the 21th century and the linguistic expression of cultural diversity.


1. Twenty-five authors on twelve languages, sixteen language varieties, and eighteen hundred and eighty-eight speakers (by Hinskens, Frans L.); 2. Phrasal Verbs in Venetan and Regional Italian (by Beninca, Paola); 3. Regional variation in intonation. Nuclear rising-falling contours in Cologne German (by Bergmann, Pia); 4. Internal and external factors for clitic-shape variation in North-Eastern Catalan (by Campmany, Elisenda); 5. The native / non-native speaker distinction and the diversity of linguistics of young people in Swedish multilingual urban contexts (by Fraurud, Kari); 6. Language acquisition in a multilingual society: a case study in Veneto, Italy (by Ghimenton, Anna); 7. Regional accent in the German language area. How dialectally do German police answer emergency calls? (by Kehrein, Roland); 8. Sustainable Linguicism (by Kontra, Miklos); 9. Phonetic variation in Tyneside: exploratory multivariate analysis of the Newcastle Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English (by Moisl, Hermann); 10. Production and judgment in childhood: the case of liaison in French (by Nardy, Aurelie); 11. Stereotypes and /n/ variation in Patra, Greece: results from a pilot study (by Pappas, Panayiotis A.); 12. Modelling linguistic change. The past and the present of the future in Brazilian Portuguese (by Poplack, Shana); 13. The role of linguistic factors in the process of second dialect acquisition (by Rys, Kathy); 14. Folk views on linguistic variation and identities in the Belarusian-Russian borderland (by Sloboda, Marian); 15. Polarisation revisited (by Taeldeman, Johan); 16. Ethnicity as a source of changes in the London vowel system (by Torgersen, Eivind); 17. Levelling, koineization and their implications for bidialectism (by Tsiplakou, Stavroula); 18. Subject index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027234810
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 279
  • ID: 9789027234810
  • weight: 640
  • ISBN10: 9027234817

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