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Proceedings of Methods XIV

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

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Edited By Alena Barysevich, Alexandra D'Arcy and David Heap

This volume of papers from the 14 th 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.

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Editorial Preface....................................................................................................v Table of Contents ................................................................................................vii Foreword, by Jack Chambers...............................................................................xi List of Contributors ............................................................................................xiii Part I: Phonology and Phonetics Svetlana Kaminskaïa, Jeff Tennant, and Alexander Russell Approaches to analyzing prosodic rhythm in language contact: French in Ontario ..................................................................................3 Miklós Kontra and Fruzsina S. Vargha Are there speakers of the /ε/ vs. /e/ dialect in Budapest?....................14 Jenny Öqvist Intonation in interaction: Heightened pitch peaks as an interactional resource in the traditional Stockholm dialect.................25 Panayiotis A. Pappas and Meghan Jeffrey Raising and shifting in BC English.....................................................36 Erik R. Thomas and Janneke Van Hofwegen Consonantal variation in the English of a Spanish-substrate community ..........................................................................................48 Part II: Morphology and Syntax Jean Lewis Botouhely La détermination dans le parler malgache du Nord ............................61 Ernestina Carrilho and Sandra Pereira On the areal dimension of non-standard syntax: Evidence from a Portuguese dialect corpus........................................................69 Simon Kasper Attributional praxis and linguistic stability.........................................80 Carmen L. LeBlanc Les interrogatives totales en français madelinot: Continuité dans la filiation....................................................................................90 viii Table of Contents Darcy Sperlich and Robert Sanders Whither a ‘Pan-Chinese’ grammar: Examining the usage and frequency of three syntactic constructions.................................102 Thomas Strobel Pronominal partitivity in German dialects: Transitions and changes in progress ...........................................................................111 Part III: Ethnicity and Identity Laura Baxter and Jacqueline Peters Black English in Toronto: A New Dialect? ......................................125 Becky Childs and Gerard Van Herk Superstars and Bit Players: Salience and the fate of local dialect features .........................................................................139 Wladyslaw Cichocki The PFC-Tracadie Corpus: A variety of Acadian French spoken in northeastern New Brunswick (Canada)...

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