Hungarian Language Contact Outside Hungary

Studies on Hungarian as a minority language

| University of Szeged
ISBN 9789027218582 (Eur) | EUR 135.00
ISBN 9781588116307 (USA) | USD 203.00
ISBN 9789027294463 | EUR 135.00 | USD 203.00
In Communist times, it was impossible to do sociolinguistic work on Hungarian in contact with other languages. In the short period of time since the collapse of the Soviet bloc, Hungarian sociolinguists have certainly done their very best to catch up. This volume brings together the fruits of their work, some of which was hitherto only available in Hungarian. The reader will find a wealth of information on many bilingual communities involving Hungarian as a minority language. The communities covered in the book are located in countries neighboring Hungary (Austria, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania and Ukraine) as well as overseas (in Australia and the United States). Several of the chapters discuss material derived from the Sociolinguistics of Hungarian Outside Hungary project. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on how the language use of Hungarian minority speakers has been influenced by the majority or contact language, both on a sociolinguistic macro-level as well as on the micro-level. In the search for explanations, particular attention is given to typological aspects of language change under the conditions of language contact.
[IMPACT: Studies in Language, Culture and Society, 20]  2005.  xxii, 424 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of tables
List of figures
List of maps
List of abbreviations
About the authors
Anna Fenyvesi
Typological and theoretical aspects of Hungarian in contact with other languages
Sarah G. Thomason
Contextualizing the Sociolinguistics of Hungarian Outside Hungary project
Miklós Kontra
Hungarian in Slovakia
István Lanstyák and Gizella Szabómihály
Hungarian in Ukraine
István Csernicskó
Hungarian in Romania
Attila Benõ and Sándor Szilágyi N.
The Csángós of Romania
Klára Sándor
Hungarian in the former Yugoslavia (Vojvodina and Prekmurje)
Lajos Göncz and Ottó Vörös
Hungarian in Austria
Csanád Bodó
Hungarian in the United States
Anna Fenyvesi
Hungarian in Australia
Magdolna Kovács
The grammars of Hungarian outside Hungary from a linguistic-typological perspective
Casper de Groot
Appendix: The linguistic questions of the SHOH questionnaire
“Hungarian Language Contact Outside Hungary, edited by Anna Fenyvesi presents readers with an impressive array of comparable language contact data with a single focus - Hungarian in contact with multiple languages - in the context of Hungarian as a minority language. The primary strength of this volume rests in the wealth of comparable linguistic as wel as social and demographic data across a range of contact situations.”
“By giving a great deal of information and previously unpublished data on the linguistic situation and social and linguistic characteristic of the language use of minority Hungarian speakers, it provides an insightful overview of the general processes and principles that are at work in cases of Hungarian language contact.”
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