Intermediate Language Varieties
Koinai and regional standards in Europe
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
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Koinai and regional standard varieties in Europe: An introductionMassimo Cerruti and Stavroula Tsiplakou | pp. 1–29
Chapter 2. Regional varieties in Norway revisitedUnn Røyneland | pp. 31–54
Chapter 3. Surviving Limburg and Hollandic dialect features and what they have in commonFrans Hinskens | pp. 55–78
Chapter 4. German regiolects and socio-cultural identityRoland Kehrein | pp. 79–102
Chapter 5. Reduction and persistence of phonological dialect features in GermanChristian Schwarz | pp. 103–124
Chapter 6. From dialect to standard: Facilitating and constraining factors: On some uses of the Italian negative particle micaMassimo Cerruti | pp. 125–148
Chapter 7. Variation, identity and indexicality in southern Spanish: On the emergence of a new variety in urban AndalusiaJuan-Andrés Villena-Ponsoda and Matilde Vida-Castro | pp. 149–182
Chapter 8. The role of interdialectal forms in the formation of koinai : Sociolinguistic aspectsManuel Almeida | pp. 183–201
Chapter 9. Survival of the ‘oddest’? Levelling, shibboleths, reallocation and the construction of intermediate varietiesStavroula Tsiplakou and Spyros Armostis | pp. 203–230
Chapter 10. Language variation and maintenance in Cypriot Romeika: A case of non-koineisationElena Ioannidou, Charalambos Christodoulou and Theoni Neokleous | pp. 231–252
Index | pp. 253–258
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BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics