Intermediate Language Varieties

Koinai and regional standards in Europe

| University of Turin
| Open University of Cyprus
ISBN 9789027205414 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027261335 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
The papers in this volume address the interplay of factors underlying the formation of intermediate varieties in the ‘dialect-standard’ landscape of present-day Europe. Research is presented on varieties of several different languages (Norwegian, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek), on speech communities with different (geo)political and sociolinguistic histories, as well as on previously unexplored sociolinguistic situations. The contributions all share the twin characteristics of (a) robust scrutiny of structural variation and its links to both structural-systemic parameters and extralinguistic variables and (b) nuanced approaches to macro- and micro- level categories, with the requisite theoretical and methodological fine-tuning. While focusing on different languages/language groups, the papers in this volume share the common foci of bringing together structural and sociolinguistic considerations and of the concomitant necessary revisiting of methodologies. The data and analyses presented yield a firmer and more nuanced understanding of the dynamic permutations of cross-dialectal and dialect-to-standard convergence and the formation of intermediate varieties in different yet comparable contexts.
[Studies in Language Variation, 24]  2020.  vi, 258 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Koinai and regional standard varieties in Europe: An introduction
Massimo Cerruti and Stavroula Tsiplakou
Chapter 2. Regional varieties in Norway revisited
Unn Røyneland
Chapter 3. Surviving Limburg and Hollandic dialect features and what they have in common
Frans L. Hinskens
Chapter 4. German regiolects and socio-cultural identity
Roland Kehrein
Chapter 5. Reduction and persistence of phonological dialect features in German
Christian Schwarz
Chapter 6. From dialect to standard: Facilitating and constraining factors: On some uses of the Italian negative particle mica
Massimo Cerruti
Chapter 7. Variation, identity and indexicality in southern Spanish: On the emergence of a new variety in urban Andalusia
Juan-Andrés Villena-Ponsoda and Matilde Vida-Castro
Chapter 8. The role of interdialectal forms in the formation of koinai : Sociolinguistic aspects
Manuel Almeida Suarez
Chapter 9. Survival of the ‘oddest’? Levelling, shibboleths, reallocation and the construction of intermediate varieties
Stavroula Tsiplakou and Spyros Armostis
Chapter 10. Language variation and maintenance in Cypriot Romeika: A case of non-koineisation
Elena Ioannidou, Charalambos Christodoulou and Theoni Neokleous
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019057332 | Marc record