Jonathan R. Kasstan

List of John Benjamins publications for which Jonathan R. Kasstan plays a role.

Titles

What’s so standard about standards? Variationist principles and debates

Edited by Jonathan R. Kasstan

Special issue of Asia-Pacific Language Variation 8:2 (2022) v, 135 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics

Styles, Standards and Meaning in Lesser-Studied Languages

Edited by Uri Horesh, Jonathan R. Kasstan and Miriam Meyerhoff

Special issue of Language Ecology 4:1 (2020) v, 130 pp.
Subjects Anthropological Linguistics | Contact Linguistics | Evolution of language | Historical linguistics | Language acquisition | Language policy | Multilingualism | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Articles

Introduction
Kasstan, Jonathan R. 2020 Modelling stylistic variation in threatened and under-documented languagesStyles, Standards and Meaning in Lesser-Studied Languages, Horesh, Uri, Jonathan R. Kasstan and Miriam Meyerhoff (eds.), pp. 73–94
The centrality of style is uncontested in sociolinguistics: it is an essential construct in the study of linguistic variation and change in the speech community. This is not the case in the language-obsolescence literature, where stylistic variation among endangered-language speakers is described… read more | Article
Meyerhoff, Miriam, Maya Ravindranath Abtahian, Roey J. Gafter, Uri Horesh, Jonathan R. Kasstan, Peter Keegan and Jeanette King 2020 Styles, standards and meaning: Issues in the globalisation of sociolinguisticsStyles, Standards and Meaning in Lesser-Studied Languages, Horesh, Uri, Jonathan R. Kasstan and Miriam Meyerhoff (eds.), pp. 1–16
Style, in the study of variation and change, is intimately linked with broader questions about linguistic innovation and change, standards, social norms, and individual speakers’ stances. This article examines style when applied to lesser-studied languages. Style is both (i) the product of… read more | Introduction