Urban Matters

Current approaches in variationist sociolinguistics

Editors
| University of Graz
| University of Graz
| Philipps University of Marburg
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ISBN 9789027210135 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
 
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The city as a complex socio-cultural structure plays a central role within a country, economically, administratively as well as culturally. Factors such as greater mobility, increased contact, and a higher degree of heterogeneity compared to rural areas have a substantial impact on urban society and its communication.

Focusing on the latter, this volume discusses the characteristics and dynamics of urban language use, considering aspects such as contact, variation and change, as well as identity, indexicality, and attitudes, but also spatial factors including mobility, urbanisation/counter-urbanisation, or diffusion processes.

The collected articles provide an update of first wave approaches, but also establish a connection to third wave research for readers from a broad range of fields, especially sociolinguistics, variationist linguistics, and dialectology. The book presents modern methodological and conceptual ideas as well as new findings but also serves as a reference work, combining theoretical discussions with results from recent empirical studies.
[Studies in Language Variation, 27]  Expected December 2021.  x, 278 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production

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Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Preface
Arne Ziegler, Stefanie Edler and Georg Oberdorfer
Introduction
Paul Kerswill
The sociolinguistic city
Barbara Johnstone
Identity and mobility in linguistic change across the lifespan: The case of Swabian German
Karen V. Beaman
Urban/suburban contact as stylized social practice
Daniel Duncan
Counterurbanisation, dialect contact and the levelling of non-salient traditional dialect variants: The case of the front short vowels in Eastern England
David Britain and Sarah Grossenbacher
Language attitudes among mobile speakers: Evidence from Italian speakers living abroad
Stefania Marzo, Silvia Natale and Stefano De Pascale
Urban-rural dimensions to variable -body/-one : The case of Ontario, Canada
Bridget L. Jankowski and Sali A. Tagliamonte
From an indicator to a marker: Urban dialect loss in Michigan
Monica Nesbitt
New and old social meanings in urban and rural Sweden: The changing indexicalities of damped /i/
Jenny Nilsson, Lena Wenner, Therese Leinonen and Eva Thorselius
Diminutives and their variation in spoken interaction in urban areas: The Austrian case
Arne Ziegler, Georg Oberdorfer and Kristina Herbert
Areal microvariation in German-speaking urban areas (Ruhr Area, Berlin, and Vienna)
Simon Pröll, Stephan Elspass and Simon Pickl
Testing models of diffusion of morphosyntactic innovations in Twitter data
Tam Blaxter, Deepthi Gopal, Adrian Leemann and David Willis
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0