Language Variation – European perspectives II

Selected papers from the 4th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 4), Nicosia, June 2007

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| University of Cyprus
| University of Cyprus
| University of Cyprus
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This volume contains a selection of papers from the 4th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 4), which was held at the University of Cyprus from June 17th–19th 2007. The variety of theoretical frameworks and methodological perspectives (from Generative Grammar, Word Grammar, Government Phonology, Optimality Theory and Distributed Morphology to quantitative, Labovian and ethnographic approaches to variation and change, real and apparent time studies, phonetic analysis and metatheoretical papers on quantitative analysis), as well as the sheer number of linguistic varieties examined, attest both to the breadth and scope of the conference and to its status as a meeting-place for synchronic and diachronic linguistic description and theoretical exploration.

One of the major themes running through the volume is the explicit concern with methodological refinement. Almost all the contributions address issues of methodology in various aspects of data collection and analysis, be they questionnaire surveys and interview data, spoken or written corpora, real- and apparent-time studies, dialect atlases and maps, statistical models or software. Alongside methodological issues, and especially with regard to the treatment of historical data, many of the papers in the volume explicitly address theoretical issues, for example the relative weighting of linguistic/systemic, cognitive and discourse factors in the exploration of language variation and change.
[Studies in Language Variation, 5]  2009.  vi, 242 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Stavroula Tsiplakou, Marilena Karyolemou and Pavlos Pavlou
1–12
Clefts in Cypriot Greek
Yoryia Agouraki
13–26
Lexical change, discourse practices and the French press: Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose?
Fabienne H. Baider
27–46
Arbitrary subjects of infinitival clauses in European and Brazilian Portuguese
Silvia Regina Cavalcante and Maria Eugênia Lammoglia Duarte
47–58
Modal verbs in long verb clusters: An innovation in Early Modern Dutch
Griet Coupé
59–70
Changing pronominal gender in Dutch: Transmission or diffusion?
Gunther De Vogelaer
71–80
Meaning variation and change in Greek morphology
Gaberell Drachman
81–90
Syntactic variation in German-English code-mixing
Eva Eppler
91–102
Sources of phonological variation in a large database for Dutch dialects
Frans L. Hinskens and Marc van Oostendorp
103–118
Broad vs. localistic dialectology, standard vs. dialect: The case of the Balkans and the drawing of linguistic boundaries
Brian D. Joseph
119–134
Intonational variation in Swiss German
Adrian Leemann
135–144
Morphological reduction in Aromanian
Maria Maglara
145–156
Greek dialect variation: A co-grammar approach
Angeliki Malikouti-Drachman
157–168
Using electronic corpora to study language variation: The problem of data sparsity
Hermann Moisl
169–178
Language attitudes and folk perceptions towards linguistic variation
Andreas Papapavlou and Andry Sophocleous
179–190
Salience and resilience in a set of Tyneside English shibboleths
Charley Rowe
191–204
New approaches to describing phonological change: The realisation of Middle High German î in the Alemannic Dialects of Southwest Germany
Christian Schwarz and Tobias Streck
205–214
Variation and grammaticisation: The emergence of an aspectual opposition
Rena Torres Cacoullos
215–224
Towards establishing the matrix language in Russian-Estonian code-switching: A corpus-based approach
Anastassia Zabrodskaja
225–240
Index
241–242
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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