Social lives in language : sociolinguistics and multilingual speech communities : celebrating the work of Gillian Sankoff

edited by Miriam Meyerhoff, Naomi Nagy

This volume offers a synthetic approach to language variation and language ideologies in multilingual communities. Although the vast majority of the world's speech communities are multilingual, much of sociolinguistics ignores this internal diversity. This volume fills this gap, investigating social and linguistic dimensions of variation and change in multilingual communities. Drawing on research in a wide range of countries (Canada, USA, South Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu), it explores: connections between the fields of creolistics, language/dialect contact, and language acquisition; how the study of variation and change, particularly in cases of additive bilingualism, is central to understanding social and linguistic issues in multilingual communities; how changing language ideologies and changing demographics influence language choice and/or language policy, and the pivotal place of multilingualism in enacting social power and authority, and a rich array of new empirical findings on the dynamics of multilingual speech communities.

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  • 1. Acknowledgements, pix
  • 2. Introduction: Social lives in language (by Nagy, Naomi), p1-16
  • 3. Photos of Gillian: Then and now, p17
  • 4. Biographies of contributors and email addresses, p19-24
  • 5. Part I. Language Ideology: From the speakers, what can we learn about the language?
  • 6. Language, mobility and (in)security: A journey through Francophone Canada (by Daveluy, Michelle), p27-42
  • 7. Language repertoires and the middle class in urban Solomon Islands (by Jourdan, Christine), p43-67
  • 8. Land, language and identity: The socio-political origins of Gurindji Kriol (by Meakins, Felicity), p69-94
  • 9. "I've been speaking Tsotsitaal all my life without knowing it": Towards a unified account of tsotsitaals in South Africa. (by Mesthrie, Rajend), p95-109
  • 10. Tok Bokis, Tok Piksa: Translating parables in Papua New Guinea (by Schieffelin, Bambi B.), p111-134
  • 11. Part II. Bridging Macro- and Micro-sociolinguistics
  • 12. Chiac in context: Overview and evaluation of Acadie's Joual (by King, Ruth), p137-178
  • 13. How to predict the evolution of a bilingual community (by Sankoff, David), p179-194
  • 14. How local is local French in Quebec? (by Thibault, Pierrette), p195-219
  • 15. Part III. Quantitative sociolinguistics: From the languages, what can we learn about the speakers?
  • 16. Ne deletion in Picard and in regional French: Evidence for distinct grammars (by Auger, Julie), p223-247
  • 17. The dynamics of pronouns in the Quebec languages in contact dynamics (by Blondeau, Helene), p249-271
  • 18. Subordinate clause marking in Montreal Anglophone French and English (by Blondeau, Helene), p273-313
  • 19. Mysteries of the substrate (by Labov, William), p315-326
  • 20. Empirical problems with domain-based notions of "simple" (by Meyerhoff, Miriam), p327-355
  • 21. Index of names, p357-360
  • 22. Index of subjects, p361-365

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書名 Social lives in language : sociolinguistics and multilingual speech communities : celebrating the work of Gillian Sankoff
著作者等 Meyerhoff, Miriam
Nagy Naomi
シリーズ名 Impact : studies in language and society
出版元 John Benjamins
刊行年月 c2008
ページ数 viii, 365 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9789027218636
NCID BA8807928X
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ