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

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"--

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.

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.

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.

Dialektgeographie der Zukunft

Akten des 2. Kongresses der Internationalen Gesellschaft für Dialektologie des Deutschen (IGDD) am Institut für Germanistik der Universität Wien, 20. bis 23. September 2006
Author: Internationale Gesellschaft für Dialektologie des Deutschen. Kongress
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh
ISBN: 9783515092562
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 308
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This volume publishes the contributions to the 2nd Congress of the International Society of German Dialectology, held in Vienna in 2006. The main theme of the conference was "dialect geography for the future." German text.

Dialect death in Europe?


Author: Wilhelmina Jongenburger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Europe
Page: 227
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Dialectology meets Typology

Dialect Grammar from a Cross-Linguistic Perspective
Author: Bernd Kortmann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110197324
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 547
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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).

The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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The Handbook of Language Emergence


Author: Brian MacWhinney,William O'Grady
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118346092
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 656
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This authoritative handbook explores the latest integrated theory for understanding human language, offering the most inclusive text yet published on the rapidly evolving emergentist paradigm. Brings together an international team of contributors, including the most prominent advocates of linguistic emergentism Focuses on the ways in which the learning, processing, and structure of language emerge from a competing set of cognitive, communicative, and biological constraints Examines forces on widely divergent timescales, from instantaneous neurolinguistic processing to historical changes and language evolution Addresses key theoretical, empirical, and methodological issues, making this handbook the most rigorous examination of emergentist linguistic theory ever

Research Methods in Language Variation and Change


Author: Manfred Krug,Julia Schlüter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107469848
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 480
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Methodological know-how has become one of the key qualifications in contemporary linguistics, which has a strong empirical focus. Containing 23 chapters, each devoted to a different research method, this volume brings together the expertise and insight of a range of established practitioners. The chapters are arranged in three parts, devoted to three different stages of empirical research: data collection, analysis and evaluation. In addition to detailed step-by-step introductions and illustrative case studies focusing on variation and change in English, each chapter addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the methodology and concludes with suggestions for further reading. This systematic, state-of-the-art survey is ideal for both novice researchers and professionals interested in extending their methodological repertoires. The book also has a companion website which provides readers with further information, links, resources, demonstrations, exercises and case studies related to each chapter.

Irish English, volume 1 - Northern Ireland


Author: Karen P Corrigan
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748634304
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 209
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An overview of English as it is spoken in the Northern dialect regions of Ireland.

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.

Principles at work.

Explaining linguistic features in World Englishes.
Author: Tobias Weber
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656532788
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 97
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Master's Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,0, Dresden Technical University (Anglistik), language: English, abstract: This paper deals with different explanatory models for the emergence or existence of linguistic features in varieties of the English language. After a brief overview of the current research, five non-standard varieties from all over the world, ranging from a traditional dialect to pidgins and creoles, are analyzed in two morphosyntactic and two phonological features. The theoretical approaches are discussed with reference to the features, providing recommendations for or advise against certain explanatory models. Finally, Bybee's usage-based functionalist approach and the usage-based synthesis of new-dialect formation according to Ansaldo are highlighted as plausible explanations for the features. Formalist, descriptive universals are rejected in favour of functionalist, cognitive universals in human language processing, acquisition and evolution, as they occur in language contact or speaker contact scenarios – the driving force of language change.

English as a Contact Language


Author: Daniel Schreier,Marianne Hundt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110700196X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 388
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Highlights the complexity of contact-induced language change throughout the history of English by bringing together cutting-edge research from historical linguistics, variationist sociolinguistics, pidgin/creole linguistics and language acquisition. With contributions from leading experts, the book offers fresh and exciting perspectives as well as an up-to-date overview of the respective fields.

Areal Features of the Anglophone World


Author: Raymond Hickey
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110279428
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 510
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The intention of the present volume is to unite the research of a range of scholars who have been working on features of non-standard, vernacular English which show an areal distribution, i.e. which cluster geographically across the world. Features common to an area can be due to (i) shared dialect input, (ii) common but separate innovations after settlement, or (iii) area-internal diffusion from one variety to another and/or others. The relative weighting of these factors is an important topic in the book and is a key focus in the 17 chapters. The book is divided into two large blocks, the first one consisting of case studies (8 chapters) and the second with features complexes (9 chapters). The former look at major anglophone locations from an areal perspective while the latter examine linguistic categories and features with a view to determine whether these could be areally based or not.

Zwischen Ausgrenzung und Hybridisierung

zur Konstruktion von Identitäten aus kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive
Author: Elisabeth Vogel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783899132946
Category: Group identity
Page: 313
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Sprache und Geist

mit einem Anhang: Linguistik und Politik
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518276198
Category: Psycholinguistics
Page: 188
View: 1995
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