Vernacular Universals and Language Contacts

Evidence from Varieties of English and Beyond
Author: Markku Filppula,Juhani Klemola,Heli Paulasto
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135850658
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 392
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In this book, contributors have been brought together to discuss the role of two major factors shaping the grammars of different varieties of English (and of other languages) all over the world: so-called vernacular universals and contact-induced change. Rather than assuming a general typological perspective, the studies in this volume focus on putative universal vernacular features – significant phonological or (morpho-) syntactic parallels found in non-standard varieties of English, English-based Creoles, and also varieties of other languages, all of which represent widely differing sociolinguistic and historical backgrounds. These universals are then set against the other major explanatory factor: contact-induced change, by which we understand both the possibility of dialect contact (or dialect diffusion) and language contact (including superstratal, substratal and adstratal influences).

The Handbook of Language Contact


Author: Raymond Hickey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118347153
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 863
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The Handbook of Language Contact offers systematic coverage of the major issues in this field – ranging from the value of contact explanations in linguistics, to the impact of immigration, to dialectology – combining new research from a team of globally renowned scholars, with case studies of numerous languages. An authoritative reference work exploring the major issues in the field of language contact: the study of how language changes when speakers of distinct speech varieties interact Brings together 40 specially-commissioned essays by an international team of scholars Examines language contact in societies which have significant immigration populations, and includes a fascinating cross-section of case studies drawing on languages across the world Accessibly structured into sections exploring the place of contact studies within linguistics as a whole; the value of contact studies for research into language change; and language contact in the context of work on language and society Explores a broad range of topics, making it an excellent resource for both faculty and students across a variety of fields within linguistics

Linguistic Universals and Language Variation


Author: Peter Siemund
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110238055
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 472
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The volume explores the relationship between linguistic universals and language variation. The contributions identify the recurrent patterns and principles behind the complex spectrum of observable variation. As a whole, the volume bridges the gap between cross-linguistic variation, regional variation, diachronic variation, contact-induced variation as well as socially conditioned variation. Fundamental methodological and theoretical issues of variation research are addressed.

Language Contact and Contact Languages


Author: Peter Siemund,Noemi Kintana
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027219273
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 358
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This new volume on language contact and contact languages presents cutting-edge research by distinguished scholars in the field as well as by highly talented newcomers. It has two principal aims: to analyze language contact from different perspectives – notably those of language typology, diachronic linguistics, language acquisition and translation studies; and to describe, explain, and elaborate on universal constraints on language contact. The individual chapters offer systematic comparisons of a wealth of contact situations and the book as a whole makes a valuable contribution to deepening our understanding of contact-induced language change. With its broad approach, this work will be welcomed by scholars of many different persuasions.

The Oxford Handbook of World Englishes


Author: Markku Filppula,Juhani Klemola,Devyani Sharma
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199777713
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 792
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"This bookfocuses on some features shared by 'Old' and 'New' varieties of English. 'Old' refers here to varieties of English spoken in Britain only, i.e. English English (EngE) and/or British English (BrE). They represent the longest-established varieties of English and are part of the hardcore of the L1 or the 'Inner Circle' of Englishes. 'New' varieties, in this context, are ones that have arisen in colonial or postcolonial contexts (the 'Outer Circle') and also comprise historically L2 varieties, such as Irish English, that have evolved as a result of language shift. This chapter examines three syntactic features that show similar developments in both New and Old varieties: the use of some modal auxiliaries, especially WILL/SHALL, some 'extended' uses of the progressive, and finally, combinations of these two, especially WILL/SHALL + be V-ing. All three display convergent developments that suggest a leading role for the New Englishes rather than the Old varieties"--

Sociolinguistic Typology

Social Determinants of Linguistic Complexity
Author: Peter Trudgill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199604347
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 236
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This book considers how far social factors explain why human societies produce different kinds of language at different times and places and why some languages and dialects get simpler while others get more complex. It does so in the context of a wide range of languages and societies.

Language Contacts Meet English Dialects

Studies in Honour of Markku Filppula
Author: Esa Penttilä,Heli Paulasto
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443813396
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 305
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This book presents a collection of fresh research on language contacts and dialects, and the interface between the two. The volume celebrates the work of Professor Markku Filppula, an eminent scholar in the fields of Irish English, Celtic contacts in the history of English, and language contacts and vernacular universals in nonstandard Englishes. The articles in this volume explore theories and methods employed in the study of language contacts and variation, Celtic substrata in Irish and British English, and dialect in the British Isles. The writers' perspectives range from cognitive processing to sociolinguistics, and from theoretical and comparative discussions to new empirical, corpus-based studies.

Dialectology Meets Typology

Dialect Grammar from a Cross-linguistic Perspective
Author: Bernd Kortmann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110179491
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 541
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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).

English and Celtic in Contact


Author: Markku Filppula,Juhani Klemola,Heli Paulasto
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134501730
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 332
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This book provides the first comprehensive account of the history and extent of Celtic influences in English. Drawing on both original research and existing work, it covers both the earliest medieval contacts and their linguistic effects and the reflexes of later, early modern and modern contacts, especially various regional varieties of English.

Individual Differences in Language Ability and Language Behavior


Author: Charles J Fillmore,Daniel Kempler,William S-Y. Wang
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483263207
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 362
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Individual Differences in Language Ability and Language Behavior is a collection of papers that discusses differences at the center of the study of language, specifically, on the various dimensions of linguistic ability and behavior along which individuals can differ from each other. Papers also review the development of techniques that measure these dimensions in relation to biological, psychological, and cultural parameters. Some papers review individual differences in language study in terms of different perspectives: that of a psychometrician's, of an individualistic's vantage point, and of a psycholinguistic's. Other papers discuss how each individual accesses, uses, and judges his language through fluency, biases, spatial principles, or a linguistic-phonetic mode. Several papers examine individual differences in language acquisition, such as "profile analysis," strategies in acquisition of sounds, second language learning, and duplication of adult language system. A group of papers addresses the biological aspects of language variation. These biological aspects include selective disorders of syntax (agrammatism), selective disorders of lexical retrieval (anomia), and cerebral lateralization effects in language processing. Certain papers explain individual differences in languages using sociolinguistic analysis. The collection is well suited for linguists, ethnologists, psychologists, and researchers whose works involve linguistics, learning, communications, and syntax.

English as a Lingua Franca in ASEAN

A Multilingual Model
Author: Andy Kirkpatrick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 222
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The lingua franca role of English, coupled with its status as the official language of ASEAN, has important implications for language policy nd language education. These include the relationship between English, the respective national languages of ASEAN and thousands of local languages. How can the demand for English be balanced against the need for people to acquire their natural language and mother tongue? While many will also need a regional lingua franca, they are learning English as the first foreign language from primary school in all ASEAN countries. Might not this early introduction of English threaten local languages and children's ability to learn? Or can English be introduced and taught in such a way that it can complement local languages rather than replace them? The aim of this book is to explore questions such as these and then make recommendations on language policy and language education for regional policymakers. The book will be important for regional policymakers and language education professionals. It should also benefit language teachers, especially, but by no means exclusively, English language teachers. The book will be of interest to all who are interested in the development of English as an international language and the possible implications of this upon local languages and cultures.

The Making of Vernacular Singapore English

System, Transfer, and Filter
Author: Zhiming Bao
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107022088
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 232
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Charts the history of Singapore English and explores the linguistic, historical and social factors that have influenced the variety as it is spoken today. This study will be of interest to scholars and advanced students working on language contact, world varieties of English, historical linguistics and sociolinguistics.

Dialect death in Europe?


Author: Wilhelmina Jongenburger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Europe
Page: 227
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The Cambridge Handbook of Sociolinguistics


Author: Rajend Mesthrie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139500937
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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The most comprehensive overview available, this Handbook is an essential guide to sociolinguistics today. Reflecting the breadth of research in the field, it surveys a range of topics and approaches in the study of language variation and use in society. As well as linguistic perspectives, the handbook includes insights from anthropology, social psychology, the study of discourse and power, conversation analysis, theories of style and styling, language contact and applied sociolinguistics. Language practices seem to have reached new levels since the communications revolution of the late twentieth century. At the same time face-to-face communication is still the main force of language identity, even if social and peer networks of the traditional face-to-face nature are facing stiff competition of the Facebook-to-Facebook sort. The most authoritative guide to the state of the field, this handbook shows that sociolinguistics provides us with the best tools for understanding our unfolding evolution as social beings.

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics


Author: Ronald Wardhaugh,Janet M. Fuller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118732405
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
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Fully updated to reflect the most recent scholarship in the field and revised to include many more pedagogical features, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition builds on its foundation as the most preeminent textbook in sociolinguistics, updated for today’s students. • Significantly revised discussions throughout each of the book’s four key parts reflect the state of the field today • Includes new chapters on Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, and Sociolinguistics and Education • Incorporates innovative new perspectives drawn from linguistic anthropology • Provides an accessible history of the development of sociolinguistic thought and how this fast-moving field is integral to our lives • Includes numerous opportunities for students to engage with ideas presented in the text through a new glossary, new Explorations and end-of-chapter exercises, links, and key concepts • New companion website includes links and resources for students

An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles


Author: John Holm
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521585811
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 282
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A clear and concise introduction to the study of how new languages come into being.

The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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Encyclopedia of language & linguistics


Author: E. K. Brown,R. E. Asher,J. M. Y. Simpson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780080442990
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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Contact Languages

Pidgins and Creoles
Author: Mark Sebba
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349255874
Category: Creole dialects
Page: 314
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Language from a Cognitive Perspective

Grammar, Usage, and Processing
Author: Emily M. Bender,Jennifer E. Arnold,Thomas Wasow
Publisher: Stanford Univ Center for the Study
ISBN: 9781575866109
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 314
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"This book is a collection of papers on language processing, usage, and grammar, written in honor of Thomas Wasow to commemorate his career on the occasion of his 65th birthday."