The Sociolinguistics of Grammar
Tor A. Åfarli | NTNU Trondheim
Brit Mæhlum | NTNU Trondheim
The aim of this book is to investigate and attain new insights on how and to what extent the wider sociolinguistic context of language use and contact impinges on formal grammatical structures. The papers contained in the book approach this important problem from various points of view by focusing on language evolution and change, on multilingualism, language mixing and dialect variation, on spoken language, and on creole languages. Given the theoretical perspectives, methodological focus, and analyses, the book will be of interest to theoretical linguists as well as sociolinguists, from undergraduate students to researchers.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 154] 2014. v, 260 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Introduction: Language variation, contact, and change in grammar and sociolinguisticsTor A. Åfarli and Brit Mæhlum | pp. 1–12
Language ecology, language evolution, and the actuation questionSalikoko S. Mufwene | pp. 13–36
Syntactic change: Between universal grammar and fuzzy grammarFrederick J. Newmeyer | pp. 37–66
Language contact, linguistic variability and the construction of local identitiesLeonie Cornips | pp. 67–90
The social side of syntax in multilingual OsloIngvild Nistov and Toril Opsahl | pp. 91–116
The expansion of the Preterit in Rioplatenese Spanish: Contact induced?Guro Fløgstad | pp. 117–136
Constructing diasystems: Grammatical organisation in bilingual groupsSteffen Höder | pp. 137–152
Syntactic frames and single-word code-switching: A case study of Mandarin Chinese - Norwegian bilingualismTor A. Åfarli and Fufen Jin | pp. 153–170
Norwegian discourse ellipses in the left periphery – interacting structural and semantic restrictionsMari Nygård | pp. 171–190
The myth of creole “exceptionalism”Derek Bickerton | pp. 191–202
Some notes on bare noun phrases in Haitian Creole and Gùngbè: A transatlantic Sprachbund perspectiveEnoch Oladé Aboh and Michel DeGraff | pp. 203–236
Coding in time: On the historical character of linguistic knowledgeFrans Gregersen | pp. 237–258
Index | pp. 259–260
Cited by 3 other publications
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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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