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What’s a Dialect Before It’s a Dialect?

Tim William Machan

in English in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199282128
eISBN:
9780191718991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282128.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This chapter considers how the status of a language can figure in cultural activity by looking at two late-medieval poems: Chaucer's Reeve's Tale and the anonymous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. ... More


Families in transition: Social change, family formation and kin relationships

Nickie Charles

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347893
eISBN:
9781447302308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347893.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book addresses the complexity of family change. It draws on evidence from two linked studies, one carried out in the 1960s and the other in the early years of the 21st century, to analyse the ... More


Asymmetric Architectures of Enslaved People in Jamaica: An Archaeological Study of Household Variation at Good Hope Estate

Hayden F. Bassett

in Archaeology of Domestic Landscapes of the Enslaved in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400912
eISBN:
9781683401322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400912.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The “slave village” occupies an important place in Caribbean archaeology, though the internal variations and dynamics of villages have yet to be thoroughly addressed. This has resulted in an ... More


Variation

Hans-Jörg Schmid

in The Dynamics of the Linguistic System: Usage, Conventionalization, and Entrenchment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198814771
eISBN:
9780191852466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814771.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter discusses how the Entrenchment-and-Conventionalization Model explains language variation. It sifts the various contributions of the components of the model for elements that are ... More


Adolescent Religion in the 1930s and 1940s

Michele Dillon and Paul Wink

in In the Course of a Lifetime: Tracing Religious Belief, Practice, and Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249004
eISBN:
9780520940031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249004.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter provides a complete idea of American adolescent religion in the 1930s and 1940s through a study conducted on adolescents of that period. The study indicates that along with school and ... More


The Challenge of Novelty

Kim Sterelny

in The Evolved Apprentice: How Evolution Made Humans Unique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262016797
eISBN:
9780262302814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016797.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter argues for two crucial ideas. First, over deep history and at different times and places, humans have experienced very different physical, biological, economic and social environments. ... More


Variation in the capital city of France: Paris

Anita Berit Hansen and Kathrine Asla Østby

in Varieties of Spoken French

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199573714
eISBN:
9780191818011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573714.003.0032
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This papers deals with the inherent variation in Parisian French, and its relation to ongoing phonetic change. The studied data come mainly from recordings with eight Parisian speakers—all in their ... More


Genbun Itchi and Kokugo

Lee Yeounsuk

in The Ideology of Kokugo: Nationalizing Language in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833053
eISBN:
9780824870553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833053.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the efforts to create an image of a language that was spoken by an anonymous “nation-people,” an indefinite “somebody” who could be anyone from the upper or lower class of ... More


Latin as a source for the Romance languages

James Clackson

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

This chapter investigates to what extent phonological, morphological, syntactic, and lexical features considered to be typical of Romance are anticipated in the Latin of different periods and ... More


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