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Title Language and space : an international handbook of linguistic variation / edited by Peter Auer and Jürgen Erich Schmidt
Published Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter Mouton, ©2010-
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Series Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft = Handbooks of linguistics and communication science, 1861-5090 ; Bd. 30
Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft ; Bd. 30
Contents Frontmatter; Contents; I. Introduction: Language and space; II. Linguistic approaches to space; III. Structure and dynamics of a language space; IV. Structure and dynamics across language spaces; V. Data collection and corpus-building; VI. Data analysis and the presentation of results; VII. Exemplary studies; VIII. Structural domains: Methodological problems; Backmatter
Summary The dimensions of time and space fundamentally cause and shape the variability of all human language. To reduce investigation of this insight to manageable proportions, researchers have traditionally concentrated on the "deepest" dialects. But it is increasingly apparent that, although most people still speak with a distinct regional coloring, the new mobility of speakers in recently industrialized and postindustrial societies and the efflorescence of communication technologies cannot be ignored. This has given rise to a reconsideration of the relationship between geographical place and cultur
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes V. 1 title screen (viewed Aug. 26, 2010)
Subject Dialectology.
Language and languages -- Variation.
Linguistic geography.
Form Electronic book
Author Auer, Peter, 1954-
Schmidt, Jürgen Erich.
ISBN 311022027X (v. 1 ; e-isbn)
9783110220278 (v. 1 ; e-isbn)
(v. 1 ; hardcover ; alk. paper)
(v. 1 ; hardcover ; alk. paper)