Dialectology

4 Urban dialectology At the same time that dialectology was beginning to be
influenced directly ( if only slightly ) by linguistics , it was also beginning to be
influenced indirectly by the social sciences . Some dialectologists began to
recognise ...

Dialectology

As a comprehensive account of all aspects of dialectology this updated edition makes an ideal introduction to the subject.

Methods in Dialectology

Preface The Sixth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology was
hosted by the Department of Linguistics in the University College of North Wales ,
3-7 August , 1987. The meeting was held jointly with that of the Summer meeting
of ...

Methods in Dialectology

This book reflects the current concerns of dialectologists, as they exploit methodological tools in the twin contexts of insights which derive from sociology via sociolinguistics, and their awareness of the interplay between synchronic variation and linguistic change.

Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology

Of course , one might argue that the presentation of actual speech samples
makes these techniques a part of the language attitude tradition , and of course ,
the boundaries between that tradition and perceptual dialectology are difficult to
draw ...

Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology

Perceptual dialectology investigates what ordinary people (as opposed to professional linguists) believe about the distribution of language varieties in their own and surrounding speech communities and how they have arrived at and implement those beliefs. It studies the beliefs of the common folk about which dialects exist and, indeed, about what attitudes they have to these varieties. Some of this leads to discussion of what they believe about language in general, or folk linguistics . Surprising divergences from professional results can be found. For the professional, it is intriguing to find out why and whether the folk can be wrong or whether the professional has missed something.Volume 1 of this handbook aims to provide for the field of perceptual dialectology: a historical survey; a regional survey, adding to the earlier preponderance of studies in Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States; a methodological survey, showing, in detail, how data have been acquired and processed; an interpretive survey, showing how these data have been related to both linguistic and other socio-cultural facts; a comprehensive bibliography.The results and methods of perceptual dialectical studies should be interesting not only to linguists, variationists, dialectologists, and students of the social psychology of language but also to sociologists, anthropologists, folklorists, and other students of culture as well as to language planners and educators.

Historical Dialectology

The history of dialects What is historical dialectology? What could it meaningfully
be? Certainly, it cannot be just 'everything that has to do with the history of some
dialect (or of all dialects)'. Indeed, if the latter were an acceptable definition of ...

Historical Dialectology

In this volume of 29 papers, readers interested in language variation and historical linguistics will find interesting theoretical proposals as well as suggestions concerning ways of approaching previously unsolved empirical problems in the field. The papers deal with various aspects of historical regional dialectology, and some border on the issue of dialectology and linguistic change. Although many deal with English, a number discuss Romance languages in general as well as Norwegian, German, relic languages of the eastern Alpine region, Coptic, and Fox. Some are devoted to more general issues. The language specific contributions also often cover areas of a more general nature. The results indicate new vistas for further productive research in the area of historical dialectology.

Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology

Dialectology. 0f. Anglophone. Canada. from. the. Perspective. of. Young.
Albertans. and. Ontarians. Meghan McKinnie and Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain 1.
Introduction In recent years, the importance for sociolinguists of studying not only
facts about ...

Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology

The Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology, Volume 2, expands on the coverage of both regions and methodologies in the investigation of nonlinguists' perceptions of language variety. New areas studied include Canada (anglophone and francophone), Cuba, Hungary, Italy, Korea, and Mali, and most prominent among the new approaches are studies of the salience of specific linguistic features in variety identification and assessment. As in Volume I, the reader will find in these chapters everything from the statistical treatment of the ratings of dialect attributes to studies of the actual discourses of nonlinguists discussing language variety. Dialectologists, sociolinguistics, ethnographers, and applied linguists who work in areas where language variety is a concern will appreciate the findings and methods of these studies, but social scientists of every sort who want to understand the role of language in the cultural lives of ordinary people will also find much of interest here.

Dialectology meets Typology

Abstract Dialectologists and typologists both deal with linguistic variation and
have more to say to each other than has been realised in the past. If the definition
of dialect vs. language is based on extra-linguistic social factors, nothing can be ...

Dialectology meets Typology

In what ways can dialectologists and language typologists profit from each others' work when looking across the fence? This is the guiding question of this volume, which involves follow-up questions such as: How can dialectologists profit from adopting the large body of insights in and hypotheses on language variation and language universals familiar from work in language typology, notably functional typology? Vice versa, what can typologists learn from the study of non-standard varieties? What are possible contributions of dialectology to areal typologies and the study of grammaticalization? What are important theoretical and methodological implications of this new type of collaboration in the study of language variation? The 18 contributors, among them many distinguished dialectologists, sociolinguists and typologists, address these and other novel questions on the basis of analyses of the morphology and syntax of a broad range of dialects (Germanic, Romance, Balto-Slavic, Indo-Aryan).

Social Dialectology

Exploring the importance of the outlier in sociolinguistic dialectology David
Britain Essex University Introduction Since the early days of variation studies ,
sociolinguistic outliers – individuals whose linguistic behaviour for some reason
falls ...

Social Dialectology

This collection identifies the main theoretical and methodological issues currently preoccupying researchers in social dialectology, drawing not only on variation in English in the UK, USA, New Zealand, Europe and elsewhere but also in Arabic, Greek, Norwegian and Spanish dialects. The volume brings together previously unpublished work by the world's most prolific and well-respected social dialectologists as well as by some younger, dynamic researchers. Together the authors provide new perspectives on both the traditional areas of sociolinguistic variation and change and the newer fields of dialect formation, dialect diffusion and dialect levelling.

Present day Dialectology

Aspects of Armenian dialectology J .J .S. Weitenberg In 1960 Feydit presented a
report on Armenian dialectology to the Premier Congrés International de
Dialectologie générale. (Feydit 1964). It is amazing to see how the study of
Armenian ...

Present day Dialectology

Present-day Dialectology does not treat dialectology as an isolated discipline. Instead, it discusses dialectological topics within the framework of present-day linguistics. The book contains papers which seek to confront recent phonological, morphologic, syntactic and semantic theory with dialectological data. In addition, it explores the link between dialectology on the one hand and sociolinguistics and the study of language contact on the other.

Problems in Comparative Chinese Dialectology

Chinese dialectology, like traditional Chinese linguistics generally, has an
cnonnous amount of esoteric terminology, and many unique conventions that are
little known in linguistics at large, much less to readers in other disciplines.

Problems in Comparative Chinese Dialectology

This book discusses the methodology of systematic Chinese Dialect classification, with particular attention to the conservative Miin and Hakka groups spoken in southern China. The primary linguistic methodology employed is the historical-comparative method, and the dialects chosen as examples of classification are those spoken in and around the township of Wann'an in western Fukien's Longyan country. The book features extensive comparative tables of dialect forms, and a two-hundred page appendix outlining the diasystem of the four principal Wann'an dialects.

Medieval Dialectology

... perspective of modern dialectology,5 among whose commonplaces are that no
two isoglosses demarcating forms of adjacent dialects are identical, that some
isoglosses overlap, and that some isoglosses cut right across main dialect areas,
 ...

Medieval Dialectology

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.

Dialectology as Dialectic

In this work I propose a more integrative approach to dialectology and apply the
approach to the previously undefined Phula languages of China and Vietnam
using original fieldwork and analysis. My hope is that the efficacy of the argument
, ...

Dialectology as Dialectic

Dialectology proper has traditionally focused on the geographic distribution of language variation as an end in itself and has remained relatively segregated from other branches of linguistic and extra-linguistic inquiry. Cross-fertilizing winds have been blowing through the field for more than a decade, but much work remains for adequate synthesis. This book seeks to further the interdisciplinary integration of the field by highlighting, and harnessing, the many dialectic tensions inherent in language variation research and dialect definition. Undertaking a broadscale experiment in applied dialectics, the book demonstrates multiple grounds for insisting on a more robust, integrational approach to dialectology while simultaneously demonstrating grounds for defining the Phula languages of China and Vietnam. The Phula languages belong to the Burmic sub-branch of the Tibeto-Burman family and are primarily spoken in southeastern Yunnan Province, China. With origins as early as the ninth century, these language varieties have been left undefined, and largely unresearched, for hundreds of years. Based on extensive original fieldwork, the book identifies 24 synchronic Phula languages descended from three distinct macro-clades diachronically. This is accomplished by blending typological-descriptive, historical-comparative and socio-cognitive perspectives. Diagnostics include both qualitative and quantitative measurements, and insights from history, geography, ethnology, language contact, sociolinguistics and more are called on for data interpretation. This dialogic approach incorporates complexity by asserting that dialectology itself best flourishes as an interdependent dialectic - a dynamic synthesis of competing perspectives.

African Arabic Approaches to Dialectology

Dialectology considers variation in language to be most commonly based on
geographical distribution and its correlated phonological, grammatical and
lexical features. There are two approaches to dialectology: synchronic and
diachronic ...

African Arabic  Approaches to Dialectology

This present book studies from a dialectological perspective various African Arabic varieties, such as Maghreb Arabic, Bongor Arabic, Juba Arabic and Logorí Arabic. On the one hand, different specific linguistic aspects related to phonetics and phonology as well as to morphology, syntax and lexicology are discussed in this volume; e.g. the Arabic loanwords in Somali with regard to the strata in South Arabian, the structural features of Logorì Arabic and its use as Lingua Franca or native language, the contact-induced innovation processes in North African Arabic negation by analogy with Berber negation. On the other hand, the African Arabic theme is approached from a more general perspective analysing the contact effects on linguistic features and systems from a broader comparative, typological and universal viewpoint, e.g. a general typology of Arabic in Africa, the question of possible universal features of pidginization and creolization drawn on evidence from Arabic-based pidgins and creoles. Its outcomes offer important insights for all linguistic studies and approaches, and directly connect with other research fields such as sociolinguistics, ethnolinguistics and language acquisition.

Arabic Dialectology

... His Sixtieth Birthday Enam al- Wer, Rudolf Erik de Jong. SOCIAL
DIALECTOLOGY WHEN NAJD MEETS HIJAZ: DIALECT CONTACT IN JEDDAH
Aziza Al-Essa when najd meets hijaz: dialect contact in jeddah 201 SOCIAL
DIALECTOLOGY.

Arabic Dialectology

Much of the insight in the field of Arabic linguistics has for a long time remained unknown to linguists outside the field. Regrettably, Arabic data rarely feature in the formulation of theories and analytical tools in modern linguistics. This situation is unfavourable to both sides. The Arabist, once an outrider, has almost become a non-member of the mainstream linguistics community. Consequently, linguistics itself has been deprived of a wealth of data from one of the world's major languages. However, it is reassuring to witness advances being made to integrate into mainstream linguistics the visions and debates of specialists in Arabic. Building on this fruitful endeavour, this book presents thought-provoking, new articles, especially written for this collection by leading scholars from both sides. The authors discuss topics in historical, social and spatial dialectology focusing on Arabic data investigated within modern analytical frameworks.

Studies in English and European Historical Dialectology

HERMANN MOISL Using Electronic Corpora in Historical Dialectology Research
: The Problem of Document Length Variation 1 . Introduction The proliferation of
computational technology has generated an explosive production of ...

Studies in English and European Historical Dialectology

Originally presented at the second in the newly-launched series of International Conferences on English Historical Dialectology, held at the University of Bergamo in August 2007, the contributions collected in this volume discuss significant aspects of socio-geo-historical variation in language. In addition to British English, the focus is on Dutch, Scots and varieties of English outside England (in Wales and in the American colonies of the seventeenth century), in a time span ranging from medieval times to the nineteenth century. The aim is to highlight the traits that allow scholars to approach the study of English in a broader European perspective, identifying the patterns that show convergence or divergence, not just in terms of shared linguistic features (morphosyntactic, lexical or pragmatic), but also in terms of methodological approaches. In this respect, great attention is given to the latest developments in corpus and computational linguistics, showing the extent to which such new tools as electronic atlases and tagged corpora may facilitate answers to important research questions. At the same time, perceptual dialectology is awarded new interest on account of its significant role in normative and argumentative language use.

Current Approaches to Limits and Areas in Dialectology

Other dialectologists, especially when working within a diachronic perspective,
propose that not all isoglosses (or linguistic features) have the same weight, and
that sometimes these must be pondered, giving more weight to one feature and ...

Current Approaches to Limits and Areas in Dialectology

Defining the geographical space of linguistic variation and drawing the areal distribution of linguistic variants are classical issues in dialectology. Over recent decades, advances in geolinguistic methods, along with new trends in the study of linguistic variation, have significantly shaped new ways of approaching limits and areas in dialectology. This volume is at the crossroads of recent methodological and conceptual developments in dialectology and brings together contributions offering an unusual panorama of case studies from Basque, Romance, Germanic, Celtic, and Slavic languages. The seventeen chapters in this volume address a wide spectrum of issues exploring new approaches to the interplay of dialect areas and time and society (Part I), current quantitative methods of studying dialect limits (Part II), and linguistic geovariation focused on lexical, prosodic, syntactic or morphosyntactic topics (Part III). One of the unique features of the volume is the important collection of contributions addressing issues of dialect syntax, a recent and rapidly growing field of linguistic research.

Methods and Data in English Historical Dialectology

The Principles and Methodology of English Historical Dialectology : a discussion
This is an edited version of a free discussion , chaired by Susan Fitzmaurice , that
was held at the end of the first day of the Conference . The participants who ...

Methods and Data in English Historical Dialectology

This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the First International Conference on English Historical Dialectology (ICEHD), organized at the University of Bergamo in September 2003. It includes papers on fundamental aspects of English historical dialectology, from Old English to Late Modern English. The papers discuss points in two thematically distinct but related sections, 'Methods' and 'Data'. The volume also includes the transcript of a debate on methodological issues, in which the main themes are the principles of historical investigation of geographical varieties, the new approaches provided by corpus linguistics and computer technology, and the need for greater awareness of textual reliability.

Perceptual Dialectology

These studies provide a considerable array of new data to supplement the
ethnographic picture of classification of and regard for language variety and
introduce a number of methodological changes based on earlier work in
dialectology and ...

Perceptual Dialectology


Aggregating Dialectology Typology and Register Analysis

Objectives of this volume This volume aims to bridge sub-disciplinary boundaries
in the study of linguistic variation – be it language-internal or cross-linguistic.1
Even though dialectologists, register analysts, typologists, and quantitative ...

Aggregating Dialectology  Typology  and Register Analysis

This volume aims to overcome sub-disciplinary boundaries in the study of linguistic variation - be it language-internal or cross-linguistic. Even though dialectologists, register analysts, typologists, and quantitative linguists all deal with linguistic variation, there is astonishingly little interaction across these fields. But the fourteen contributions in this volume show that these subdisciplines actually share many interests and methodological concerns in common. The chapters specifically converge in the following ways: First, they all seek to explore linguistic variation, within or across languages. Second, they are based on usage data, that is, on corpora of (more or less) authentic text or speech of different languages or language varieties. Third, all chapters are concerned with the joint analysis (also sometimes known as “aggregation” or “data synthesis”) of multiple phenomena, features, or measurements of some sort. And lastly, the contributors all marshal quantitative analysis techniques to analyse the data. In short, the volume explores the text-feature-aggregation pipeline in variation studies, demonstrating that there is much mutual inspiration to be had by thinking outside the disciplinary box.

Comparative Historical Dialectology

Comparative Historical Dialectology

This brief monograph explores the historical motivations for two sets of phonological changes in some varieties of Romance: restructured voicing of intervocalic /p t k/, and palatalization of initial /l/ and /n/. These developments have been treated repeatedly over the decades, yet neither has enjoyed a satisfactory solution. This book attempts to demonstrate that both outcomes are ultimately attributable to the loss of early pan-Romance consonant gemination. This study is of interest not only to the language-specific field of historical Romance linguistics, but also to general historical linguistics. The central problems examined here constitute classic cases of questions that cannot be answered by confining analysis solely to the individual languages under investigation. The passage of time, the indirect nature of fragmentary and accidental documentation, and the nature of the changes themselves conspire to deny access to the most essential facts. However, comparison of closely cognate languages now undergoing change supplies a perspective for discerning conditions that may ultimately lead to states achieved in the distant past by the languages under investigation.

New Perspectives on Romance Linguistics Phonetics phonology and dialectology

NEW TENDENCIES IN GEOGRAPHICAL DIALECTOLOGY THE CATALAN
CORPUS ORAL DIALECTAL (COD)* ESTEVE CLUA & MARIA-ROSA LLORET
Universitat Pompeu Fabra & Universitat de Barcelona 0. Introduction Traditional
dialect ...

New Perspectives on Romance Linguistics  Phonetics  phonology and dialectology

This is the second of two volumes emanating from the Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages held at the University of Texas at Austin in February 2005. It features the keynote addresses delivered by Prof. Jacques Durand on the Phonology of Contemporary French Project and Prof. John Charles Smith on skeuomorphy and refunctionalization. It also includes eleven contributions by reputed scholars on topics ranging from phonetics, phonology, morphophonology, dialectology, sociolinguistics and language variation. Formal phonology papers favor the model of Optimality Theory, while phonetic measurements serve as the basis for sociolinguistic and dialectometric studies. Many of these studies emphasize new comparative, typological approaches to Romance data (including many non-standard varieties of French, Italian and Spanish). This volume will be of interest to all Romance linguists.