Language Variation – European Perspectives

Selected papers from the Third International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 3), Amsterdam, June 2005

| Meertens Instituut & Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
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This volume presents 16 original studies of variation in languages representing the three main European language families, as well as in varieties of Greek and Hungarian. The studies concern variation in or across dialects or dialect groups, in standard varieties or in emerging regional varieties of the standard. Several studies investigate a specific linguistic element or structure, while others focus on areas of tension between variation and prescriptive standard norms, on regional standard varieties and regiolects, on problems of linguistic classification (from folk linguistic or dialect geographical perspectives) and the classification of speakers. Language acquisition plays a main role in three studies. The studies in this volume represent a range of methods, including ethnographic and 'interpretative' approaches, conversation analysis, analyses of the internal and geographical distribution of dialect features, the classification and quantitative analyses of socio-demographic speaker background data, quantitative analyses of both diachronic and synchronic language data, phonetic measurements, as well as (quasi-)experimental perception studies. The volume thus offers a microcosmic reflection of the macrocosmos of world-wide research on variability in (originally) European languages at the beginning of the 21th century and the linguistic expression of cultural diversity.
[Studies in Language Variation, 1]  2006.  vi, 279 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Twenty-five authors on twelve languages, sixteen language varieties, and eighteen hundred and eighty-eight speakers
Frans L. Hinskens
Phrasal Verbs in Venetan and Regional Italian
Paola Benincà and Cecilia Poletto
Regional variation in intonation. Nuclear rising-falling contours in Cologne German
Pia Bergmann
Internal and external factors for clitic-shape variation in North-Eastern Catalan
Elisenda Campmany
The native / non-native speaker distinction and the diversity of linguistics of young people in Swedish multilingual urban contexts
Kari Fraurud and Sally Boyd
Language acquisition in a multilingual society: a case study in Veneto, Italy
Anna Ghimenton and Jean-Pierre Chevrot
Regional accent in the German language area. How dialectally do German police answer emergency calls?
Roland Kehrein
Sustainable Linguicism
Miklós Kontra
Phonetic variation in Tyneside: exploratory multivariate analysis of the Newcastle Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English
Hermann Moisl, Warren Maguire and Will Allen
Production and judgment in childhood: the case of liaison in French
Aurélie Nardy and Stéphanie Barbu
Stereotypes and /n/ variation in Patra, Greece: results from a pilot study
Panayiotis A. Pappas
Modelling linguistic change. The past and the present of the future in Brazilian Portuguese
Shana Poplack and Elisabete Malvar
The role of linguistic factors in the process of second dialect acquisition
Kathy Rys and Dries Bonte
Folk views on linguistic variation and identities in the Belarusian-Russian borderland
Marián Sloboda
Polarisation revisited
Johan Taeldeman
Ethnicity as a source of changes in the London vowel system
Eivind Torgersen, Paul Kerswill and Susan Fox
Levelling, koineization and their implications for bidialectism
Stavroula Tsiplakou, Andreas Papapavlou, Pavlos Pavlou and Marianna Katsoyannou
Subject index
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
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