Social Lives in Language – Sociolinguistics and multilingual speech communities

Celebrating the work of Gillian Sankoff

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| University of Edinburgh
| University of Toronto
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This volume offers a synthetic approach to language variation and language ideologies in multilingual communities. Although the vast majority of the world’s speech communities are multilingual, much of sociolinguistics ignores this internal diversity. This volume fills this gap, investigating social and linguistic dimensions of variation and change in multilingual communities. Drawing on research in a wide range of countries (Canada, USA, South Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu), it explores: connections between the fields of creolistics, language/dialect contact, and language acquisition; how the study of variation and change, particularly in cases of additive bilingualism, is central to understanding social and linguistic issues in multilingual communities; how changing language ideologies and changing demographics influence language choice and/or language policy, and the pivotal place of multilingualism in enacting social power and authority, and a rich array of new empirical findings on the dynamics of multilingual speech communities.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
ix
Introduction: Social lives in language
Naomi Nagy and Miriam Meyerhoff
1–16
Photos of Gillian: Then and now
17
Biographies of contributors and email addresses
19–24
Part I. Language Ideology: From the speakers, what can we learn about the language?
Language, mobility and (in)security: A journey through Francophone Canada
Michelle Daveluy
27–42
Language repertoires and the middle class in urban Solomon Islands
Christine Jourdan
43–67
Land, language and identity: The socio-political origins of Gurindji Kriol
Felicity Meakins
69–94
"I've been speaking Tsotsitaal all my life without knowing it": Towards a unified account of tsotsitaals in South Africa.
Rajend Mesthrie
95–109
Tok Bokis, Tok Piksa: Translating parables in Papua New Guinea
Bambi B. Schieffelin
111–134
Part II. Bridging Macro- and Micro-sociolinguistics
Chiac in context: Overview and evaluation of Acadie's Joual
Ruth King
137–178
How to predict the evolution of a bilingual community
David Sankoff
179–194
How local is local French in Quebec?
Pierrette Thibault
195–219
Part III. Quantitative sociolinguistics: From the languages, what can we learn about the speakers?
Ne deletion in Picard and in regional French: Evidence for distinct grammars
Julie Auger and Anne-José Villeneuve
223–247
The dynamics of pronouns in the Québec languages in contact dynamics
Hélène Blondeau
249–271
Subordinate clause marking in Montreal Anglophone French and English
Hélène Blondeau and Naomi Nagy
273–313
Mysteries of the substrate
William Labov
315–326
Empirical problems with domain-based notions of "simple"
Miriam Meyerhoff
327–355
Index of names
357–360
Index of subjects
361–365
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFDM – Bilingualism & multilingualism
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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