Dialect change : convergence and divergence in European languages

Published by : Cambridge University Press, (Cambridge :) Physical details: xiv, 415 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. ISBN:9780521806879 (hbk.) :; 0521806879 (hbk.) :. Year: 2005
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 358-408) and index.

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

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