Dialects Across Borders

Selected papers from the 11th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology (Methods XI), Joensuu, August 2002

| University of Joensuu
| University of Tampere
| University of Joensuu
| University of Joensuu
ISBN 9789027247872 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027294043 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
Nonstandard varieties of languages have recently become an object of new interest in scholarly research. This is very much due to the advances in the methods used in data collection and analysis, as well as the emergence of new language-theoretical frameworks. The articles in this volume stem from the 11th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology (Methods XI, August 2002, Joensuu). The theme for this conference was “Dialects across borders”. The selection of contributions included in this volume demonstrates how various kinds of borders exert major influence on linguistic behaviour all over the world. The articles have been grouped according to whether they deal primarily with the linguistic outcomes of political and historical borders between states (Part I); various kinds of social and regional boundaries, including borders in a metaphorical sense, i.e. social barriers and mental or cognitive boundaries (Part II); and finally, boundaries between languages (Part III).
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 273]  2005.  xii, 291 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
PART I: Dialects across political and historical borders
The construction of linguistic borders and the linguistic construction of borders
Peter Auer
Static spatial relations in German and Romance: Towards a cognitive dialectology of posture verbs and locative adverbials
Raphael Berthele
Ingressive particles across borders: Gender and discourse parallels across the North Atlantic
Sandra Clarke and Gunnel Melchers
On the development of the consonant system in Mennonite Low German (Plautdietsch)
Larissa Naiditch
English dialects in the British Isles in cross-variety perspective: A base-line for future research
Sali A. Tagliamonte, Jennifer Smith and Helen Lawrence
PART II: Dialects across social and regional borders
Dialects across internal frontiers: Some cognitive boundaries
Dennis R. Preston
On 'dative sickness' and other linguistic diseases in modern Icelandic
Finnur Friðriksson
Can we find more variety in variation?
Ronald K.S. Macaulay
Pronunciation of /ei/ in avant-garde Dutch: A cross-sex acoustic study
Vincent J. van Heuven, Renée van Bezooijen and Loulou Edelman
A tale of two dialects: Relativization in Newcastle and Sheffield
Joan C. Beal and Karen P. Corrigan
PART III: Dialects across language boundaries
Crossing grammatical borders: Tracing the path of contact-induced linguistic change
Ruth King
The after-perfect in Irish English
Patricia Ronan
Dialect history in black and white: Are two colors enough?
J.L. Dillard
Index of languages and dialects
Subject index
“When languages are carried across borders of various kinds – social, regional, national and multinational – they undergo surprising accommodations. This book looks at some of the ways they adapt through case studies from Iceland, Finland, the Netherlands, Ireland, the British Isles, the European Common Market, and North America. Together, these insightful studies bear witness to the resilience and resourcefulness of our languages, and to the people who use them.”
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2005055892 | Marc record