Germanic Standardizations: Past to Present
Ana Deumert, Wim Vandenbussche
John Benjamins Publishing, Oct 27, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 480 pages
This volume presents a comparative, socio-historical study of the Germanic standard languages (Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Frisian, German, Icelandic, Low German, Luxemburgish, Norwegian, Scots, Swedish, Yiddish as well as the Caribbean and Pacific Creole languages). Each of the 16 orginal chapters systematically discusses central aspects of the standardization process, including dialect selection, codification, elaboration and diffusion of the standard norm across the speech community, as well as incipient processes of de-standardization and re-standardization. The strongly comparative orientation of the contributions allow for the identification of broad similarities as well as intriguing differences across a wide range of historically and socially diverse language histories. Two chapters by the editors provide an overview of the theoretical background and rationale of comparative standardization research, and outline directions for further research in the area. The volume will be of interest to language historians as well as sociolinguists in general.
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Afrikaans Amsterdam Bislama Bokmal Cambridge Cape Dutch Caribbean Caribbean English codiﬁcation context Copenhagen Creole languages cultural Danish Dano-Norwegian deﬁned deﬁnition dialects dictionary difﬁcult domains edition eighteenth century elaboration Faroese language ﬁnd ﬁrst forms French Frisian language functions German language grammar grammarians Hanseatic Haugen High German Icelandic inﬂection inﬂuence inﬂuential Jamaican Creole language planning language standardization Latin lexical lexicon linguistic literary Luxembourg Luxembourgish Middle Low German modern nineteenth century Norway Norwegian Nynorsk ofﬁcial ofthe Old Frisian orthography Oslo Paciﬁc Pidgins and Creoles political prestige pronunciation published reﬂected reform regional Samnorsk schools scientiﬁc Scots Scottish signiﬁcant social society sociolinguistic southern speakers speciﬁc speech community spelling system spoken language spoken standard Standard English standard language standard norm standard variety status Swedish Taal texts tion Tok Pisin tradition translation twentieth century University Press usage variation vernacular Willemyns words writing written language written standard Yiddish