Contact, Variation, and Change in the History of English

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Simone E. Pfenninger | University Zurich
Olga Timofeeva | University Zurich
ORCID logoAnne-Christine Gardner | University Zurich
Alpo Honkapohja | University Zurich
ORCID logoMarianne Hundt | University Zurich
Daniel Schreier | University Zurich
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The papers in this volume aim at facilitating exchange between three fields of inquiry that are of great importance in historical linguistics: language change, (socio)linguistic research on variation, and contact linguistics. Drawing on a range of recently-developed methodological innovations, such as methods for quantifying the linguistic variation (that is a prerequisite for language change) or new corpus-based methods for investigating text-type variation, the contributors are able to trace linguistic change in different periods and contact situations, demonstrate how variation occurs, and in how far language change results out of this variation. Thus, the chapters go beyond core issues of language variation and change, focusing on the boundary between word and grammar, discourse and ideology in the history of the English language.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 159] 2014.  vi, 326 pp.
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“This collection of papers from the 17th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics demonstrates the multifarious nature of this discipline. Contributions from both established and up-and-coming scholars present a wide range of studies cutting across the themes of language variation, contact and change over all periods from Old English to the very recent past and including world Englishes. This volume provides an exciting snapshot of a dynamic discipline and is essential reading for those wanting to know the state of the art in English (socio-)historical linguistics.”
Erratum Erratum Due to a mishap in production a non-final version of the article by Ursula Lenker was published in the print edition of the book. Please see the corrected, complimentary full text version.
Cited byCited by 4 other publicationsLos, Bettelou & Patrick Honeybone2022. Introduction. In English Historical Linguistics [Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 358], ► pp. 2 ff. Werner, Valentin2016.  Peter Collins (ed.), Grammatical change in English world-wide (Studies in Corpus Linguistics 67). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2015. Pp. vi + 488. ISBN 9789027203755.. English Language and Linguistics 20:1 ► pp. 174 ff. [no author supplied]2015. PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED. English Language and Linguistics 19:3 ► pp. 559 ff. 2017. How Grammar Links Concepts [Human Cognitive Processing, 57], This list is based on CrossRef data as of 4 march 2023. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.
Subjects

Main BIC Subject

CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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