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Riassunto: Language Standardization and Language Change describes the formation of an early standard norm at the Cape around 1900. The processes of variant reduction and sociolinguistic focusing which accompanied the early standardization history of Afrikaans (or ?Cape Dutch? as it was then called) are analysed within the broad methodological framework of corpus linguistics and variation analysis. Multivariate statistical techniques (cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling and PCA) are used to model the emergence of linguistic uniformity in the Cape Dutch speech community. The book also examines language contact and creolization in the early settlement, the role of Afrikaner nationalism in shaping language attitudes and linguistic practices, and the influence of English. As a case study in historical sociolinguistics the book calls into question the traditional view of the emergence of an Afrikaans standard norm, and advocates a strongly sociolinguistic, speaker-orientated approach to language history in general, and standardization studies in particular.
Titolo: Language Standardization and Language Change...
Casa editrice: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Data di pubblicazione: 2004
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro John Benjamins Publishing Compan, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Codice libro della libreria mon0001023598
Descrizione libro John Benjamins Pub Co, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 354 pages. 8.75x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria __1588114929
Descrizione libro John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1588114929
Descrizione libro John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 1588114929