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A Linguistic History of Arabic

Jonathan Owens

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199290826
eISBN:
9780191710469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290826.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

A widespread interpretation of the history of Arabic is that of Old Arabic, roughly Classical Arabic of the 9th and 10th centuries, developing into the contemporary Neo-Arabic dialects. This ... More


Irish English, Volume 1 - Northern Ireland

Karen Corrigan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634286
eISBN:
9780748671441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634286.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book focuses on the sociolinguistic consequences of historical contact between indigenous Irish peoples and newer English and Scottish settlers in what is now the territory of Northern Ireland ... More


The Origins of Modern Literary Yiddish

Dov-Ber Kerler

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151661
eISBN:
9780191672798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151661.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is a systematic attempt to trace the beginnings of modern literary Yiddish, an issue of great significance in the linguistic, literary, and social history of the Yiddish language. The ... More


Investigating Variation: The Effects of Social Organization and Social Setting

Nancy C. Dorian

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195385939
eISBN:
9780199870141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385939.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Linguistic variation has been studied primarily in communities with the dominant social organization of our time: ethnic diversity, socioeconomic stratification, and a population size precluding ... More


Outward Orientation, Leveling, and Hub Social Geometry

James N. Stanford

in New England English: Large-Scale Acoustic Sociophonetics and Dialectology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190625658
eISBN:
9780190625689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625658.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 11 considers the overall results of this New England project in terms of current sociolinguistic theory, including Labov’s “outward orientation of the language faculty,” dialect leveling, ... More


Variation and Change in Gallo-Romance Grammar

Sam Wolfe and Martin Maiden (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198840176
eISBN:
9780191875724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840176.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book offers a wide-ranging array of case studies on variation and change in Gallo-Romance grammar. Both standard and non-standard Gallo-Romance data have the potential to be of enormous value to ... More


Documenting “American”

Joshua L. Miller

in Accented America: The Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195336993
eISBN:
9780199893997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336993.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Academics experienced some of the same accusations of disloyalty and mistrust as Mencken during World War I, which led to the firing of faculty members for treasonous teachings. It was in this ... More


New England English: Large-Scale Acoustic Sociophonetics and Dialectology

James N. Stanford

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190625658
eISBN:
9780190625689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625658.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

For nearly 400 years, New England has held an important place in the development of American English, and “New England accents” are very well known in popular imagination. But since the 1930s, no ... More


Arabic Historical Dialectology: Linguistic and Sociolinguistic Approaches

Clive Holes (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198701378
eISBN:
9780191770647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701378.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book, by a group of leading international scholars, outlines the history of the spoken dialects of Arabic from the Arab conquests of the seventh century up to the present day. It specifically ... More


Comparison of Component Models in Analysing the Distribution of Dialectal Features

Antti Leino and Saara HyvÖnen

in Computing and Language Variation: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640300
eISBN:
9780748671380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640300.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Languages are traditionally subdivided into geographically distinct dialects, although any such division is just a coarse approximation of a more fine-grained variation. This underlying variation is ... More


Language Variation Studies and Computational Humanities

John Nerbonne, Charlotte Gooskens, Sebastian KÜrschner, and RenÉe Van Bezooijen

in Computing and Language Variation: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640300
eISBN:
9780748671380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640300.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book contains a selection of work presented at a special track on computational techniques for studying language variation held at The Thirteenth International Conference on Methods in ... More


Panel Discussion on Computing and the Humanities

John Nerbonne, Paul Heggarty, Roeland Van Hout, and David Robey

in Computing and Language Variation: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640300
eISBN:
9780748671380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640300.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter presents a report of a panel discussion held in connection with the special session on computational methods in dialectology at Methods XIII: Methods in Dialectology on August 5, 2008 at ... More


The Space of Tuscan Dialectal Variation: A Correlation Study

Simonetta Montemagni

in Computing and Language Variation: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640300
eISBN:
9780748671380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640300.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Different types of features contribute to the linguistic distance between any two locations. Yet, the correlation between different feature types in defining patterns of dialectal variation ... More


The Historical Position of British Romani

Yaron Matras

in Romani in Britain: The Afterlife of a Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639045
eISBN:
9780748671526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639045.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes the inflected form of Romani that was spoken in Britain and explores its position within the Romani dialectal landscape. The coverage of Romani in Britain begins in 1542. In ... More


The Connection of French to Bayou Identity: Perception

Nathalie Dajko

in French on Shifting Ground: Cultural and Coastal Erosion in South Louisiana

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830647
eISBN:
9781496830975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830647.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter Five illustrates how a general Bayou identity that is universal across the region underlies other divisions, and shows that this relationship is revealed via discussions of language. The ... More


Language Shift and the Continued Importance of French to Bayou Identity

Nathalie Dajko

in French on Shifting Ground: Cultural and Coastal Erosion in South Louisiana

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830647
eISBN:
9781496830975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830647.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers the role that French plays for younger generations, people who do not speak the language. Again using perception exercises, this time a map-drawing activity for which ... More


Historical Dialectology and the Angus McIntosh Legacy

Rhona Alcorn, Joanna Kopaczyk, Bettelou Los, and Benjamin Molineaux

in Historical Dialectology in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474430531
eISBN:
9781474460163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430531.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter provides an overview of the historical text corpora and digital repositories hosted by the Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics and created by its predecessor, the Institute ... More


Approaching Transition Scots from a Micro-perspective: The Dunfermline Corpus, 1573–1723

Klaus Hofmann

in Historical Dialectology in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474430531
eISBN:
9781474460163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430531.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter describes the compilation of a new digital resource for historical dialectology: The Dunfermline Corpus, from the Late Middle Scots period (c. 1550–1700), recently relabelled as ... More


Early Spelling Evidence for Scots L-vocalisation: A Corpus-based Approach

Benjamin Molineaux, Joanna Kopaczyk, Warren Maguire, Rhona Alcorn, Vasilis Karaiskos, and Bettelou Los

in Historical Dialectology in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474430531
eISBN:
9781474460163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430531.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter showcases the From Inglis to Scots (FITS) Project database, which comprises texts from the Linguistic Atlas of Older Scots (LAOS), of the period 1380-1500. This new resource for ... More


Introduction

André Zampaulo

in Palatal Sound Change in the Romance Languages: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198807384
eISBN:
9780191845000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807384.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter introduces the reader to the palatal sounds under study, as well as their significance within the historical phonology and dialectology of the Romance languages. It summarizes the unique ... More


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