The Sociolinguistics of Grammar

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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
Table of Contents
Introduction: Language variation, contact, and change in grammar and sociolinguistics
Tor A. Åfarli and Brit Mæhlum
1–12
Language ecology, language evolution, and the actuation question
Salikoko S. Mufwene
13–36
Syntactic change: Between universal grammar and fuzzy grammar
Frederick J. Newmeyer
37–66
Language contact, linguistic variability and the construction of local identities
Leonie Cornips
67–90
The social side of syntax in multilingual Oslo
Ingvild Nistov and Toril Opsahl
91–116
The expansion of the Preterit in Rioplatenese Spanish: Contact induced?
Guro Fløgstad
117–136
Constructing diasystems: Grammatical organisation in bilingual groups
Steffen Höder
137–152
Syntactic frames and single-word code-switching: A case study of Mandarin Chinese - Norwegian bilingualism
Tor A. Åfarli and Fufen Jin
153–170
Norwegian discourse ellipses in the left periphery – interacting structural and semantic restrictions
Mari Nygård
171–190
The myth of creole “exceptionalism”
Derek Bickerton
191–202
Some notes on bare noun phrases in Haitian Creole and Gùngbè: A transatlantic Sprachbund perspective
Enoch O. Aboh and Michel DeGraff
203–236
Coding in time: On the historical character of linguistic knowledge
Frans Gregersen
237–258
Index
259–260
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013049280