Karen V. Beaman

List of John Benjamins publications for which Karen V. Beaman plays a role.

Articles

This paper presents an exploratory approach for modelling and measuring the concept of lectal coherence – the logical unity of idiolects, dialects, sociolects, regiolects, etc. – and how coherence can shape variation and foster or constrain language change. Twelve phonological and morpho-syntactic… read more | Chapter
Identity construction and mobility have been shown to influence dialect performance and play a critical role in language change (Blommaert 2014; Britain 2016; Coupland 2001; Johnstone 2011). To investigate the relative importance of identity and mobility and their role in language change, this… read more | Chapter