Social Dialectology

In honour of Peter Trudgill

Editors
| University of Essex
| Queen Mary, University of London
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The time-honoured study of dialects took a new turn some forty years ago, giving centre stage to social factors and the quantitative analysis of language variation and change. It has become a discipline that no scholar of language can afford to ignore. This collection identifies the main theoretical and methodological issues currently preoccupying researchers in social dialectology, drawing not only on variation in English in the UK, USA, New Zealand, Europe and elsewhere but also in Arabic, Greek, Norwegian and Spanish dialects. The volume brings together previously unpublished work by the world's most prolific and well-respected social dialectologists as well as by some younger, dynamic researchers. Together the authors provide new perspectives on both the traditional areas of sociolinguistic variation and change and the newer fields of dialect formation, dialect diffusion and dialect levelling. They provide a snapshot of some of the burning issues currently preoccupying researchers in the field and give signposts to the future direction of the discipline.

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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
ix
Introduction
David Britain and Jenny Cheshire
1–8
Pursuing the cascade model
William Labov
9–22
Complementary approaches to the diffusion of standard features in a local community
Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy
23–37
Systemic accomodation
Dennis R. Preston
39–58
New dialect formation: The focusing of -kum in Amman
Enam Al-Wer
59–67
Variation and sound change in New Zealand English
Margaret Maclagan and Elizabeth Gordon
69–80
An East Anglian in the South Atlantic?: Interpreting morphosyntactic resemblances in terms of direct input, parallel development, and linguistic contact
Daniel Schreier
81–96
Sociolinguistics of immigration
J.K. Chambers
97–113
Why fuude is not 'food' and tschëgge is not 'check': A new look at the actuation problem
Richard J. Watts
115–129
Parallel development and alternative restructuring: The case of weren't intensification
Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes
133–153
Social and linguistic dimensions of phonological change: Fitting the pieces of the puzzle together
Lesley Milroy
155–171
Changing mental maps and morphology: Divergence caused by international border changes
Miklós Kontra
173–190
Exploring the importance of the outlier in sociolinguistic dialectology
David Britain
191–208
When is a sound change?: On the role of external factors in language change
James Milroy
209–221
Dialect levelling and geographical diffusion in British English
Paul Kerswill
223–243
Social dimensions of syntactic variation: The case of when clauses
Jenny Cheshire
245–261
Language variation in Greece
Maria Sifianou
263–273
A Norwegian adult language game, anti-language or secret code: The Smoi of Mandal
Ernst Håkon Jahr
275–286
Children and linguistic normativity
Sharon Millar
287–297
The virtue of the vernacular: On intervention in linguistic affairs
Henry G. Widdowson and Barbara Seidlhofer
299–309
The Nynorsk standard language and Norwegian dialect varieties
Jan Terje Faarlund
311–325
Peter Trudgill's publications
327–338
Index
339–343
“This volume offers an exceptionally strong collection of papers as befits the honoree. In addition to paying tribute to Trudgill, the editors sought to offer a survey of 'the main trends in the field', and with the international cast of contributors they have succeeded on this count as well.”
“The papers in this volume are generally of a high quality, and provide an invaluable and eclectic contribution to the study of variation and change over the past 40 years and into the future.”
“This Festschrift will undoubtedly make a significant contribution to the development of future research in the area of dialectology.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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