The Interplay of Variation and Change in Contact Settings (Sammelband)

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Isabelle Léglise Claudine Chamoreau

Studies in Language Variation 12
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978-9-02723-492-6 ( im KVK suchen )
Thematik nach Sprachen
Sprachübergreifend, Spanisch, Französisch
Amerika, Québec, Französisch Guyana, Sprachwandel, Variation, Kontaktlinguistik


This volume is at the cross-roads between two research traditions dealing with language change: contact linguistics and language variation and change. It starts out from the notion that linguistic variation is still a little researched area in most contact-induced language change studies. Intending to fill this gap, it offers a rich panorama of case studies and approaches dealing with linguistic variation in contact settings. It concentrates both on monolingual data, tracing variation and contact beneath surface homogeneity, and on bilingual data such as code-switching and other forms of variation, to trace their underlying regularities. It investigates the relationship between variation and change in language contact settings.

The book will be relevant for students and researchers in contact linguistics, sociolinguistics, language variation and change, sociology of language, descriptive linguistics and linguistic typology.


Isabelle Léglise / Claudine Chamoreau Variation and change in contact settings

PART I. Types and outcomes of variation in multilingual settings

Miriam Meyerhoff Syntactic variation and change: The variationist framework and language contact
Hélène Blondeau Advancing the change? Contact-induced influences and inherent tendencies in variation among pronouns with indefinite reference in Quebec French
Anastassia Zabrodskaja Morphosyntactic contact-induced language change among young speakers of Estonian Russian
Klaus Beyer / Henning Schreiber Intermingling speech groups: Morpho-syntactic outcomes of language contact in a linguistic area in Burkina Faso, West Africa

PART II. The role of ongoing variation in contact-induced change

Isabelle Léglise The interplay of inherent tendencies and language contact on French object clitics: An example of variation in a French Guianese contact setting
Azucena Palacios Alcaine Contact-induced change and internal evolution: Spanish in contact with Amerindian languages
Brigitte Pakendorf The interplay of language-internal variation and contact influence in language change
Evangelia Adamou Change and variation in a trilingual setting: Evidentiality in Pomak (Slavic, Greece)

Donald Winford Afterword



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Donnerstag, 11. April 2013, 11:18 Uhr
Letzte Änderung
Donnerstag, 11. April 2013, 11:18 Uhr