Language Change: The Interplay of Internal, External, and Extra-linguistic Factors

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Mari C. Jones, Edith Esch
Walter de Gruyter, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 338 pages

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications.

It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other.

The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.

 

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Contents

Adaptive mechanisms
12
the case of northern France
19
vowel raising in Amman
63
evidence from
81
My Dads auxiliaries
111
Convergence
143
towards a standard language or a new diglossia?
169
some reflections
201
the leakiness of bilinguals sound systems
243
the special status of function
267
Codecopying
285
a highcopying language
315
Author index
329
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Mari C. Jones is Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Edith Esch is Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, UK.

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