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Dead or Alive? The Status of the Standard Language

KEES VERSTEEGH

in Bilingualism in Ancient Society: Language Contact and the Written Text

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199245062
eISBN:
9780191715129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245062.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the value of written records as evidence of the historical linguistic circumstances. The focus is on the status of the standard language, that is, the language of prestige in ... More


From Contact to Mixture: Bilingual Inscriptions from Italy

MARTTI LEIWO

in Bilingualism in Ancient Society: Language Contact and the Written Text

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199245062
eISBN:
9780191715129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245062.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Speakers of Greek and Latin were in contact for several hundred years. This chapter proposes a typology for distinct language contact features in the light of epigraphy, and discusses Latin-Greek ... More


Introduction

Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This introductory chapter gives some background on the loss of linguistic diversity worldwide and the increased interest in this field since the late twentieth century: in academia, among the ... More


Introduction

PATRICK STEVENSON

in Language and German Disunity: A Sociolinguistic History of East and West in Germany, 1945-2000

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299707
eISBN:
9780191708053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299707.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of prevailing theories about linguistic and communicative differences between east and west German speech communities. It then elaborates on the ... More


Professional discourse communities

Martin Solly

in The Stylistics of Professional Discourse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748691692
eISBN:
9781474418546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691692.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

After briefly introducing the concepts of sociolinguistics and language ecology, this chapter looks at the nature of speech communities and communities of practice, especially professional ... More


Diglossia and dialect groups in the Arab world

Reem Bassiouney

in Arabic Sociolinguistics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623730
eISBN:
9780748671373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623730.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents a bird's-eye view of the linguistic status quo of the Arab world. The first part deals with issues relating to the vertical (diglossia) and the second deals with issues related ... More


Linguistic, Material, and Religious Symbols

Anna Servaes

in "Franco-American Identity, Community, and La Guiannée"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462104
eISBN:
9781626745599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462104.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Speech communities develop to express particular cultural traits and their language may be used only for a specific function as in the Guiannée. Members of a speech community may belong to more than ... More


Dialects (speech communities), the apparent past, and grammaticalization: Towards an understanding of the history of Arabic

Jonathan Owens

in Arabic Historical Dialectology: Linguistic and Sociolinguistic Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198701378
eISBN:
9780191770647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701378.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Over a long-term time frame in a language with several discrete dialects, how far does grammaticalization theory elucidate the history of individual morphemes? This issue is addressed using the ... More


A variationist perspective on borrowing

Shana Poplack

in Borrowing: Loanwords in the Speech Community and in the Grammar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190256388
eISBN:
9780190256401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256388.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter reviews the analytical and methodological tenets associated with the variationist perspective on language and outlines its specific applications to the study of language mixing. Key ... More


The social dynamics of borrowing

Shana Poplack

in Borrowing: Loanwords in the Speech Community and in the Grammar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190256388
eISBN:
9780190256401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256388.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter reports the results of the first study of the trajectory of borrowed words in the speech community and the role of socio-demographic factors (age, gender, social class membership, level ... More


Variation and corpora: Concepts and methods

Jacques Durand, Bernard Laks, and Chantal Lyche

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/9780199573714.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter shows how the issue of variation, traditionally neglected in theoretical linguistics, has come again to the fore thanks to the rise of sociolinguistics and corpus linguistics. First, the ... More


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