The Handbook of Dialectology
Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics 1. Aufl.
The Handbook of Dialectology provides an authoritative, up-to-date and unusually broad account of the study of dialect, in one volume. Each chapter reviews essential research, and offers a critical discussion of the past, present and future development of the area. The volume is based on state-of-the-art research in dialectology around the world, providing the most current work available with an unusually broad scope of topics Provides a practical guide to the many methodological and statistical issues surrounding the collection and analysis of dialect data Offers summaries of dialect variation in the world’s most widely spoken and commonly studied languages, including several non-European languages that have traditionally received less attention in general discussions of dialectology Reviews the intellectual development of the field, including its main theoretical schools of thought and research traditions, both academic and applied The editors are well known and highly respected, with a deep knowledge of this vast field of inquiry
List of Contributors viii Introduction 1CHARLES BOBERG, JOHN NERBONNE, AND DOMINIC WATT Section 1: Theory (section editor: Dominic Watt) 1 Section IntroductionDOMINIC WATT 1 Dialectology, Philology, and Historical Linguistics 23RAYMOND HICKEY 2 The Dialect Dictionary 39JACQUES VAN KEYMEULEN 3 Linguistic Atlases 57WILLIAM A. KRETZSCHMAR, JR. 4 Structural Dialectology 73MATTHEW J. GORDON 5 Dialectology and Formal Linguistic Theory: The Blind Man and the Lame 88FRANS HINSKENS 6 Sociodialectology 106TORE KRISTIANSEN 7 Dialectometry 123HANS GOEBL 8 Dialect Contact and New Dialect Formation 143DAVID BRITAIN 9 Dialect Change in Europe—Leveling and Convergence 159PETER AUER 10 Perceptual Dialectology 177DENNIS R. PRESTON 11 Dialect Intelligibility 204CHARLOTTE GOOSKENS 12 Applied Dialectology: Dialect Coaching, Dialect Reduction, and Forensic Phonetics 219DOMINIC WATT Section 2: Methods (section editor: John Nerbonne) 233 Section IntroductionJOHN NERBONNE 13 Dialect Sampling Methods 241RONALD MACAULAY 14 The Dialect Questionnaire 253CARMEN LLAMAS 15 Written Dialect Surveys 268J.K. CHAMBERS 16 Field Interviews in Dialectology 284GUY BAILEY 17 Corpus?Based Approaches to Dialect Study 300BENEDIKT SZMRECSANYI AND LIESELOTTE ANDERWALD 18 Acoustic Phonetic Dialectology 314ERIK R. THOMAS 19 Computational Dialectology 330WILBERT HEERINGA AND JELENA PROKI? 20 Dialect Maps 348STEFAN RABANUS 21 Identifying Regional Dialects in On?Line Social Media 368JACOB EISENSTEIN 22 Logistic Regression Analysis of Linguistic Data 384JOHN C. PAOLILLO 23 Statistics for Aggregate Variationist Analyses 400JOHN NERBONNE AND MARTIJN WIELING 24 Spatial Statistics for Dialectology 415JACK GRIEVE Section 3: Data (section editor: Charles Boberg) 435 Section IntroductionCHARLES BOBERG 25 Dialects of British and Southern Hemisphere English 439KEVIN WATSON 26 Dialects of North American English 450CHARLES BOBERG 27 Dialects of German, Dutch, and the Scandinavian Languages 462SEBASTIAN KURSCHNER 28 Dialects of French 474DAMIEN HALL 29 Dialects of Italy 486TULLIO TELMON 30 Dialects of Spanish and Portuguese 498John M. Lipski 31 Dialects of the Slavic Languages 510VLADIMIR ZHOBOV AND RONELLE ALEXANDER 32 Dialects of Arabic 523ENAM AL?WER AND RUDOLF DE JONG 33 Dialects in the Indo?Aryan Landscape 535ASHWINI DEO 34 Dialects of Chinese 547CHAOJU TANG 35 Dialects of Japanese 559TAKUICHIRO ONISHI 36 Dialects of Malay/Indonesian 571ALEXANDER ADELAAR Index 582
Charles Boberg is Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. His research focuses on variation and change in North American English, particularly Canadian English and accents in film and television. He is the author of The English Language in Canada: Status, History and Comparative Analysis (2010) and a co-author of the Atlas of North American English (with William Labov and Sharon Ash, 2006). John Nerbonne worked at HP Labs and the German AI Center before becoming Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Groningen in 1993. Nerbonne works in quantitative linguistics, using computational and statistical methods. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, was president of the Association for Computational Linguistics in 2002, and a Humboldt prize winner in 2013. Dominic Watt is Senior Lecturer in Forensic Speech Science at the University of York, UK. His research interests are in forensic phonetics and linguistics, speech perception, sociophonetics, and language and identity studies. He is co-author of English Accents and Dialects (with Arthur Hughes and Peter Trudgill, 2012), and co-editor of Language and Identities (with Carmen Llamas, 2010) and Language, Borders and Identity (2014).
"Dialectology, the study of how and why language varies from place to place, comes brilliantly to life with this comprehensive, state of the art handbook. Grounded in history yet filled with cutting-edge methodology, research findings and personal insights from top researchers in the field, this book gives scholars and students the ideal reference manual for studying and understanding dialects in the 21st century."—Professor Sali Tagliamonte, University of Toronto, USA "It's all here – an enormously helpful and brilliantly well-planned volume, by the world's very top dialectology researchers. The Handbook has everything that needs to be known about regional variation in language, including the history of its study, its manifestations, its causes, and its consequences."—Professor Peter Trudgill, University of East Anglia, UK Over the last 150 years the field of dialectology has seen a great broadening and diversification of subject matter, including the range of languages and dialects studied, methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives used, and its links with allied disciplines. The Handbook of Dialectology meets this challenge by providing an authoritative, up-to-date account of the study of dialect from around the world. Organized into three sections—theory, method, and data—the editors, along with an international team of leading scholars, explore the broad field of dialectology and a wide range of related subtopics. The Handbook considers dialect variation in the world's most widely spoken and commonly studied languages, including a variety of language families that have traditionally received less attention in general discussions of dialectology. Chapters address the most important issues, review the essential research, and offer a critical discussion of the past, present, and future developments of the subfield. In addition, the book begins with an introductory essay on the nature of dialect variation, and the history and current status of the discipline of dialectology.
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