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Style and Intersubjectivity in Youth Interaction

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ISBN: 9781614517559 9781614516439 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100164
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This book examines how style and intersubjective meanings emerge through language use. While numerous studies on youth language focus on face-to-face interaction, this book draws data from conversation, e-forums, teen fiction, and comics to offer an integrated account of language change in a community in flux.

Letters as Loot. A sociolinguistic approach to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch

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Book Series: Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics ISSN: 22141057 ISBN: 9789027269577 Year: Pages: xiii, 426 DOI: 10.1075/ahs.2 Language: English
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Subject: Linguistics
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The study of letter writing is at the heart of the historical-sociolinguistic enterprise. Private letters, in particular, offer an unprecedented view on language history. This book presents an in-depth study of the language of letters focussing on a unique collection of Dutch private letters from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which comprises letters from the lower, middle and upper ranks, written by men as well as women.The book discusses the key issues of formulaic language and the degree of orality of private letters, it questions the importance of letter-writing manuals, and reveals remarkable patterns of social, regional and gender variation in a wide range of linguistic features. Arguing for writing experience as an important factor in historical linguistics generally, the book offers numerous new perspectives on the history of Dutch.The monograph is of interest to a wide readership, ranging from scholars of historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, Germanic linguistics, sociology and social history to (advanced) graduate and postgraduate students in courses on language variation and change.

Patterns of Change in 18th-century English. A sociolinguistic approach

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Book Series: Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics ISSN: 2214-1057 ISBN: 9789027201034 9789027263834 Year: Volume: 8 Pages: 323 DOI: 10.1075/ahs.8 Language: English
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Eighteenth-century English is often associated with normative grammar. But to what extent did prescriptivism impact ongoing processes of linguistic change? The authors of this volume examine a variety of linguistic changes in a corpus of personal correspondence, including the auxiliary do, verbal -sand the progressive aspect, and they conclude that direct normative influence on them must have been minimal. The studies are contextualized by discussions of the normative tradition and the correspondence corpus, and of eighteenth-century English society and culture. Basing their work on a variationist sociolinguistic approach, the authors introduce the models and methods they have used to trace the progress of linguistic changes in the “long” eighteenth century, 1680–1800. Aggregate findings are balanced by analysing individuals and their varying participation in these processes. The final chapter places these results in a wider context and considers them in relation to past sociolinguistic work.One of the major findings of the studies is that in most cases the overall pace of change was slow. Factors retarding change include speaker evaluation and repurposing outgoing features, in particular, for certain styles and registers.

Germanic Heritage Languages in North America: Acquisition, attrition and change

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Book Series: Studies in Language Variation ISSN: 18729592 ISBN: 9789027268198 Year: Pages: vi, 418 DOI: 10.1075/silv.18 Language: English
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Subject: Linguistics --- Languages and Literatures
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This book presents new empirical findings about Germanic heritage varieties spoken in North America: Dutch, German, Pennsylvania Dutch, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, West Frisian and Yiddish, and varieties of English spoken both by heritage speakers and in communities after language shift. The volume focuses on three critical issues underlying the notion of ‘heritage language’: acquisition, attrition and change. The book offers theoretically-informed discussions of heritage language processes across phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics and the lexicon, in addition to work on sociolinguistics, historical linguistics and contact settings. With this, the volume also includes a variety of frameworks and approaches, synchronic and diachronic. Most European Germanic languages share some central linguistic features, such as V2, gender and agreement in the nominal system, and verb inflection. As minority languages faced with a majority language like English, similarities and differences emerge in patterns of variation and change in these heritage languages. These empirical findings shed new light on mechanisms and processes.

Introduction: 'Address as Social Action Across Cultures and Contexts' from book: Address Practice as Social Action: European Perspectives

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ISBN: 9781137529923 Year: Pages: 11 DOI: 10.1057/9781137529923_1 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Media and communication
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This is the introductory chapter of Address Practice as Social Action: European Perspectives. It is open access under a CC BY license.How we address one another says a great deal about our social relationships and which groups in society we belong to. This edited volume examines address choices in a range of everyday interactions taking place in Dutch, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Italian and the two national varieties of Swedish, Finland Swedish and Sweden Swedish.

Diversification of Mexican Spanish. A Tridimensional Study in New World Sociolinguistics

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Book Series: Contributions to the Sociology of Language [CSL] ISSN: 1861-0676 ISBN: 9781501504532 Year: Volume: 111 Pages: 423 DOI: 10.1515/9781501504532 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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This book covers the analysis of Spanish written from the early 16th to the early 19th century, immediately before the Independent period in most Spanish-speaking colonies. It is based on manuscripts such as the Segunda Carta de Relacion (1522) by Hernán Cortès, a rare inquisitorial manuscript known as El Abecedario, old printed books, and published collections of linguistic documents.

Die Lehnwörter im Wortschatz der spätbyzantinischen historiographischen Literatur

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Book Series: Byzantinisches Archiv ISSN: 1864-9785 ISBN: 9783110587678 Year: Volume: 34 Pages: 286 DOI: 10.1515/9783110587678 Language: German, Ancient Greek
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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This volume examines the loanwords found in 18 late-Byzantine histories and chronicles. In order to analyze the lexical interferences in the lexicon of late-Byzantine historical literature, all words were included (except place names and proper names) that substantiate language contact. The editors place special emphasis on the sociolinguistic context in which the loanwords were used.

Advances in Discourse Analysis

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ISBN: 9781789857573 9781789857580 Year: Pages: 130 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.79317 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Sociology
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This book is an open access publication edited by IntechOpen. Its main goal is to summarize current research in the discourse analysis area. It provides a scientific platform for researchers to publish the latest studies and developments in both theoretical and practical aspects of discourse analysis and to make it more visible. The book is an excellent way for disseminating inspiring visions, innovative research methods, and research findings in this interdisciplinary field.It is a fact that in our postmodern times, the discourse has gained new connections and dimensions through fundamental changes and structural progress. Therefore, the research of the discourse generates new knowledge, creates a favorable atmosphere for change, and provides people with information and data that help them to benefit directly in their everyday life.

Dans la langue de l’autre : Se construire en couple mixte plurilingue

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ISBN: 9782847889673 DOI: 10.4000/books.enseditions.8459 Language: French
Publisher: ENS Éditions
Subject: Social Sciences
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Nous entendons souvent qu’être en couple avec une personne qui parle une autre langue en favorise l’apprentissage. Mais est-ce vraiment le cas ? Cet ouvrage cherche à comprendre l’influence qu’exerce sur l’appropriation d’une nouvelle langue cette constellation conjugale de plus en plus fréquente, en Suisse comme ailleurs, qu’est le couple « à plusieurs langues ». Adoptant une perspective sociolinguistique sur l’appropriation langagière et une vision socioconstructiviste du développement humain, cet ouvrage articule linguistique de l’acquisition, sociologie et psychosociolinguistique. Destiné à des spécialistes de l’appropriation des langues, à des étudiants ou des lecteurs intéressés par ces questions, cet ouvrage défétichise le couple, considéré ici comme la rencontre de deux subjectivités unies autour d’un projet commun plus que comme un lien amoureux. Il défétichise la langue, comprise comme un répertoire de possibilités expressives forcément plurilingue. Il défétichise l’appropriation langagière, conçue comme un effet collatéral et contextuel de la vie et non comme un but en soi. Il défétichise enfin le récit autobiographique qui, à travers la voix des partenaires des huit couples qui se racontent ici, devient la réflexion d’un soi ancré dans le social, d’un soi qui, non content d’être le simple narrateur de sa vie, en devient aussi l’acteur et le critique.

Studies on Arabic Dialectology and Sociolinguistics : Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of AIDA held in Marseille from May 30th to June 2nd 2017

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ISBN: 9791036533891 DOI: 10.4000/books.iremam.3878 Language: English
Publisher: Institut de recherches et d’études sur les mondes arabes et musulmans
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This volume contains over fifty articles related to various fields of modern Arabic dialectology. All the articles are revised and enhanced versions of papers read on the 12th Conference of the Association Internationale de Dialectologie Arabe (AIDA) held in Marseille in June 2017. Since its first conference in Paris in 1993, AIDA members gather every two years in different country. The collection of the AIDA proceedings offer an updated insight of the development of the field. During the past few decadesthe the study of Arabic dialects has become an important branch of research covering a wide range of subjects from phonological analyses, morphosyntax, semantics to pragmatics, sociolinguistics, folk linguistics, studies on literacy and writings, cultural and artistic practices, etc. As many articles of this volume illustrate, the study of Arabic dialects explores different aspects of the languages and cultures of the contemporary Arab world. A remarkable feature is the growing and constant participation of young scholars from all around the globe.

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