The Intricacy of Languages

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| Universitat de Girona
| Universitat de Girona
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If, as we believe, the history of languages is the history of the construction of an ideal artefact that permits a specific interpretation of the linguistic reality and helps to approve and assimilate a certain zone of diversity, enabling the accumulation of collective historical knowledge and making us identify it with a social community and a territory, then it must be agreed that languages are extremely complex entities.

The new linguistic diversity that cultural globalisation and recent population movements have installed in most traditional linguistic territories has probably put the ideology of the national language into a state of crisis and, as a consequence, has made the ancient, intrinsic diversity of all languages visible, at least to the extent that this is still possible.

Nowadays, then, the old linguistic diversity of dialects, of parlances, of local lexicons and the cultural forms that are reflected in these, of varieties and previously unsuccessful linguistic entities has been given a new opportunity in a world where the cohesion of societies and the welfare of citizens must be guaranteed using all available means. Looked at this way, the intricacy of languages may even open up an opportunity for local economic and social development.
[IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature, 20]  2019.  xi, 436 pp.
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Table of Contents
Editorial note
Francesc Feliu and Olga Fullana
x–xi
Language intricacy: An issue of multi scalarity and feedback loop
Josep Maria Nadal
2–7
Part 1. Theoretical aspects of the intricacy of languages
12–133
Language globalization versus inner language diversity?: An outline of one scalable terminological algorithm
Maja Kalezic
12–22
La complexité dans les relations de langues collatérales: Un locus intégratif pour une (socio)linguistique des langues
Jean-Michel Eloy
24–45
The persistence of ‘old language’ and the structuring of language communities
Francesc Feliu
48–52
The lowest common denominator as a factor in the formation of Modern Hebrew phonology
Ora R. Schwarzwald
54–67
Contribuciones de Joan Coromines y Jakob Jud a la dialectología de las lenguas románicas
Johan Araya Méndez
70–79
Lingue e culture locali nei processi contemporanei di patrimonializzazione e di costruzione identitaria
Ferdinando Mirizzi
82–97
La linguistica dello sviluppo sociale: Motivazioni, strumenti, terminologia
Giovanni Agresti
100–133
Part 2. The languages of Europe, among standard and variation
138–259
Complexité du continuum dialectal carélo-vepse
Ksenija Djordjević Léonard et Jean Leó Léonard
138–152
The lexicon of the Lithuanian language in the 17–19th centuries
Gintarė Judžentytė and Vilma Zubaitienė
154–174
L’estandardització del gaèlic escocès: L’aplicació del model de Haugen
Jordi Ortiz de Antonio
176–188
La construcción del estándar vasco vizcaíno del s. XIX: Los comienzos
Koldo Ulibarri Orueta
190–204
The standardization of Chinese: A process run alongside Catalan for a century?
Joan Julià-Muné
206–226
Strategies for conservation of a minority language: Between convergence and hybridization
Vito Matranga and Emma Milano
228–241
Per a un tractament integrat de llengües en el context escolar de les parles valencianes de base castellano-aragonesa i murciana
Alexandre Bataller Català
244–259
Part 3. Tensions and internal diversity in the Catalan language
264–431
La variació lectal del català en l’era de la societat xarxa: Notes per a un debat
Miquel Nicolàs
264–280
La perspectiva diastràtica en la Gramàtica de la llengua catalana. descriptiva, normativa, diatòpica, diastràtica (1994), d’Antoni M. Badia i Margarit
Joan Costa Carreras
282–295
La distribució funcional de variants en la Gramàtica de la llengua catalana. descriptiva, normativa, diatòpica, diastràtica (1994), d’Antoni M. Badia i Margarit
Joan Costa Carreras and David Paloma Sanllehí
298–310
Fabra i la segona flexió verbal en català
Abelard Saragossà
312–326
Processos de canvi en les combinacions de clítics pronominals a la Franja
Esteve Valls
328–346
Renunciar als trets lingüístics propis: “Per a Lleida ja ‘no’ està bé”
Annabel Gràcia i Damas
348–358
La presència del tortosí al Telenotícies comarques Tarragona de TV3
Amanda Ulldemolins Subirats
360–377
“La nostra llengua” i altres circumloquis com a recurs per a evitar el nom de la llengua catalana al País Valencià (1858–1906)
Adrià Martí-Badia
380–392
Geosinonímia o preferència lèxica: Entre la història i la consolidació d’un estàndard
Joan-Rafael Ramos
394–408
El Diccionari normatiu valencià (DNV) de l’Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua: Una contribució al benestar lingüístic dels valencians
Jordi Colomina
410–431
Subject index
“This is an important and timely volume. Globalisation and immigration have necessitated the rethinking of what we understand by standard languages and norms, variation and correct usage. As the ideology of the standard weakens in relation to certain national languages, previously stigmatised varieties and forms are being reviewed by speakers and given new values.”
“The book proposal presents both general and historical well organized and composed

linguistic matters: theoretical aspects (Part I: Theoretical aspects of the intricacy of

languages), standardization problems (Part II: The languages of Europe, among standard and variation), and the focus on a peculiar case study (Part III: Tensions and internal diversity in the Catalan language).”
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019029461