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Dialect and Migration in a Changing Europe


Klaus J. Mattheier

In the course of a general process of social modernization throughout Europe since the early modern period, a communicative modernization has also taken place. In this context, both horizontal mobility and the various forms of population shift connected with it have played a role. European sociolinguistic research has dealt with the various social reasons for these variety shifts and variety changes. These articles are compiled and edited for the first time in the submitted work.
Contents: Klaus J. Mattheier: Introductory Remarks – Paul Kerswill/Ann Williams: Mobility Versus Social Class in Dialect Levelling: Evidence from New and Old Towns in England – Edgar Radtke: The Migration Factor and the Convergence and Divergence of Southern Italian Dialects – Juan Antonio Moya Corral: Migration et changement linguistique à Grenade (Espagne) – M. Teresa Turell: More on the Interplay Between Internal and External Factors: Dialect Convergence and Divergence of Catalan – Francisco Bàez de Aguilar Gonzàlez: Linguistic Changes in Modern Andalusia – David Britain/Peter Trudgill: Migration, Dialect Contact, New-Dialect Formation and Reallocation – Peter Auer/Birgit Barden/Beate Großkopf: Long-Term Linguistic Accomodation and its Sociolinguistic Interpretation: Evidence from the Inner-German Migration After the Wende – Brit Mæhlum: Strategies of Neutrality in the Arctic – John Helgander: Mobility and Language Change: The Case of Upper Dalarna, Sweden – H. Scholtmeijer: Language in the Dutch Polders: Why Dialects Did Not Mix – Hendrik Boeschoten: Convergence and Divergence in Migrant Turkish – Raphael Berthele: Divergence and Convergence in a Multilectal Classroom: Patterns of Group Structure and Linguistic Conformity – Yaron Matras: Migrations and ‘Replacive Convergence’ as Sources of Diversity in the Dialects of Romani – John B. Trumper/G. Chiodo: A Changing Europe: The Presence Versus Absence of Drastic Events Provoking or Blocking Internal Migration and Their Possible Contribution to Linguistic Change or Conservation. Part I: Reggio Calabria.