Dialect change : convergence and divergence in European languages edited by Peter Auer, Frans Hinskens, and Paul Kerswill. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005. - xiv, 415 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

Formerly CIP.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 358-408) and index.

Study of dialect convergence and divergence : conceptual and methodological considerations / Internal and external factors in phonological convergence : the case of English/t/lenition / Dialect/standard convergence, mixing, and models of language contact : the case of Italy / Convergence and divergence in grammar / Phonology, grammar, and discourse in dialect convergence / Processes of standardisation in Scandinavia / Birth of new dialects / Dialect convergence in the German language islands (Sprachinseln) / Political borders and dialect divergence/convergence in Europe / Influence of urban centres on the spatial diffusion of dialect phenomena / Subjective factors in dialect convergence and divergence / How similar are people who speak alike? : an interpretive way of using social networks in social dialectology research / Role of interpersonal accommodation in a theory of language change / F. Hinskens, P. Auer, and P. Kerswill -- J. Kallen -- G. Berruto -- L. Cornips and K. Corrigan -- J.Cheshire, P. Kerswill, and A. Williams -- I. L. Pedersen -- P. Kerswill and P. Trudgill -- P. Rosenberg -- C. Woolhiser -- J. Taeldeman -- T. Kristiansen and J. Jørgensen -- J. A. Villena-Ponsoda -- P. Auer and F. Hinskens.

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Sociolinguistics--Europe.
Linguistic change--Europe.


Europe--Languages--Dialects.

P380 / .D52 2005

400.172 A