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Proceedings of Methods XIV

Barysevich, Alena / D’Arcy, Alexandra / Heap, David (eds.)

Proceedings of Methods XIV

Papers from the Fourteenth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology, 2011

Series: Bamberger Beiträge zur Englischen Sprachwissenschaft / Bamberg Studies in English Linguistics - Volume 57

Year of Publication: 2014

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. XIV, 348 pp.
ISBN 978-3-631-64377-8 hb.  (Hardcover)

Weight: 0.580 kg, 1.279 lbs

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Book synopsis

This volume of papers from the 14th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology, held at the University of Western Ontario (Canada), 2 to 6 August 2011, brings together recent methodological innovations and current research on the study of dialects and language variation. The research contributions are authored by a range of new and established scholars from different countries working on a number of languages and language varieties. The volume is divided into sections dealing with phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, ethnicity and identity, dialect cartography, methods, techniques as well as variation and change.


Contents: Svetlana Kaminskaïa/Jeff Tennant/Alexander Russell: Approaches to analyzing prosodic rhythm in language contact: French in Ontario – Miklós Kontra/Fruzsina S. Vargha: Are there speakers of the /ε/ vs. /e/ dialect in Budapest? – Jenny Öqvist: Intonation in interaction: Heightened pitch peaks as an interactional resource in the traditional Stockholm dialect – Panayiotis A. Pappas/Meghan Jeffrey: Raising and shifting in BC English – Erik R. Thomas/Janneke Van Hofwegen: Consonantal variation in the English of a Spanish-substrate community – Jean Lewis Botouhely : La détermination dans le parler malgache du Nord – Ernestina Carrilho/Sandra Pereira: On the areal dimension of non-standard syntax: Evidence from a Portuguese dialect corpus – Simon Kasper: Attributional praxis and linguistic stability – Carmen L. LeBlanc : Les interrogatives totales en français madelinot : Continuité dans la filiation – Darcy Sperlich/Robert Sanders: Whither a «Pan-Chinese» grammar: Examining the usage and frequency of three syntactic constructions – Thomas Strobel: Pronominal partitivity in German dialects: Transitions and changes in progress – Laura Baxter/Jacqueline Peters: Black English in Toronto: A New Dialect? – Becky Childs/Gerard Van Herk: Superstars and Bit Players: Salience and the fate of local dialect features – Wladyslaw Cichocki: The PFC-Tracadie Corpus: A variety of Acadian French spoken in northeastern New Brunswick (Canada) – Paul Cooper: «It takes a Yorkshireman to talk Yorkshire»: Towards a framework for the historical study of enregisterment – Marjatta Palander: How do western Finns imitate eastern Finnish dialects? – Jeannot Fils Ranaivoson: Problèmes de la relance de la recherche sur la variation dialectale en malgache – Malcah Yaeger-Dror/Christopher Cieri: Prolegomenon for an analysis of dialect coding conventions for data sharing – Sandra Clarke: Adapting legacy regional language materials to an interactive online format: The Dialect Atlas of Newfoundland and Labrador English – Rudolf de Jong: Northern Sinai: Identifying the transitional area between Bedouin and sedentary Arabic dialects using methods of multi-dimensional scaling – Daniel Long/Seiichi Nakai: Researching non-standard dialect usage in linguistic landscapes – Jamin Pelkey: Diagnostic dialectology: Interpreting Ngwi variation in China’s Red River valley – Maria-Pilar Perea: Dialectal stratigraphy: Joining dynamic cartography and diachronic data – Joseph Roy: Sociolinguistic statistics: The intersection between statistical models, empirical data, and sociolinguistic theory – James N. Stanford: Methods in tone dialectology: A sociotonetic perspective – Alena Barysevich: Lexical variation in contact dynamics: Identity or social conditioning? – Chitsuko Fukushima: Revisiting regional variation on an island after thirty years – Fumio Inoue/Akemi Yamashita: Change in the use of beautifying o– and late adoption: A historical interpretation of data one decade apart – Anne Violin-Wigent: Does the scope of regionalisms affect their retention? A case study of three regional variants in Briançon – Suzanne Evans Wagner/Kali Bybel/Kathryn VerPlanck: Back and forth with classes and that kind of thing: A panel study of general extender use in Philadelphia.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

Alena Barysevich is Researcher in French Sociolinguistics and Didactics at York University (Canada).
Alexandra D’Arcy is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Sociolinguistics Research Lab at the University of Victoria (Canada).
David Heap is Associate Professor of French and Linguistics at the University of Western Ontario (Canada), where he teaches dialectology and morphology.


Bamberg Studies in English Linguistics. Vol. 57
Edited by Manfred Krug, Heinrich Ramisch and Wolfgang Viereck