Language Variation - European Perspectives VI

Selected papers from the Eighth International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 8), Leipzig, May 2015

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Language Variation - European Perspectives VI showcases a selection of papers from the 8th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe which was held in Leipzig in 2015. The volume includes plenaries by Miriam Meyerhoff and Steffen Klaere (“The large and the small of it: Big issues with smaller samples in the study of language variation”), Martin Haspelmath and Susanne Maria Michaelis (“Analytic and synthetic: Typological change in varieties of European languages”) and Jürgen Erich Schmidt (“Dynamics, variation and the brain“). In addition, the editors have selected 11 papers which exemplify the breadth of research on European languages. The contributions to this volume encompass languages as varied as Swedish, Greek, Galician, Dutch, German, Swedish, English (including English-lexified contact varieties), French, Spanish, Croatian, Luxembourgish and Romani. The variety of theoretical frameworks and methodological perspectives and particularly the combination of different methods attests to the scope of research currently being conducted on language variation and change in European languages.
[Studies in Language Variation, 19]  2017.  xvi, 237 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Isabelle Buchstaller and Beat Siebenhaar
viii–xvi
Plenaries
Analytic and synthetic: Typological change in varieties of European languages
Martin Haspelmath and Susanne Maria Michaelis
3–22
A case for clustering speakers and linguistic variables: Big issues with smaller samples in language variation
Miriam Meyerhoff and Steffen Klaere
23–46
Dynamics, variation and the brain
Jürgen Erich Schmidt
47–68
Individual chapters
Aggregate analysis of lexical variation in Galician
Xulio Sousa
71–84
Inter-individual variation among young children growing up in a bidialectal community: The acquisition of dialect and standard Dutch vocabulary
R.J. Francot, Kirsten van den Heuij, Elma Blom, Wilbert Heeringa and Leonie Cornips
85–98
The unruly dialect variant [a]: The case of the opening of (ɛ) in the traditional Torsby dialect
Jenny Nilsson and Lena Wenner
99–112
Vowel raising and vowel deletion as sociolinguistic variables in Northern Greek
Panayiotis A. Pappas
113–124
Between local and standard varieties: Horizontal and vertical convergence and divergence of dialects in Southern Spain
Juan-Andrés Villena-Ponsoda and Matilde Vida-Castro
125–140
Syntactic doubling and variation: The case of Romani
Aurore Tirard
141–156
Variation in style: Register and lifestyle in Parisian French
Aria Adli
157–172
A corpus-based study of concessive conjunctions in three L1-varieties of English
Ole Schützler
173–184
Variation in the structure of conjunctions in Luxembourgish German in the 19th century: An interplay of language-internal and contact-induced variation
Rahel Beyer
185–198
Geolinguistic documentation of multilingual areas: VerbaAlpina and the challenges of digital humanities (DH)
Susanne Oberholzer and Markus Kunzmann
199–214
Variation in Croatian: The verbal behaviour of rural speakers in an urban speech community
Ivana Škevin
215–232
Index
233–237
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017007924