Non-Dominant Varieties of Pluricentric Languages. Getting the Picture: In Memory of Michael Clyne- In Collaboration with Catrin Norrby, Leo Kretzenbac by Rudolf MuhrNon-Dominant Varieties of Pluricentric Languages. Getting the Picture: In Memory of Michael Clyne- In Collaboration with Catrin Norrby, Leo Kretzenbac by Rudolf Muhr

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This volume comprises 28 papers presented at the 1st International Conference on Non-Dominant Varieties of Pluricentric Languages in Graz (Austria) in July 2011. The conference was also held in memory of Michael Clyne – eminent linguist, scholar, language enthusiast and advocate of multilingualism who died in October 2010. The volume pays homage to his important contributions in many fields of linguistics and in the theory of pluricentric languages. The conference in Graz was the first international event to document the situation of non-dominant varieties world-wide in order to identify common or diverging features. It provided substantial insights into the codification and in corpus and status planning of non-dominant varieties. The volume deals with 18 languages and 31 different national and other varieties in 29 countries of the world.
Rudolf Muhr is the founder and director of the Austrian German Research Center and a member of the Center for Plurilingualism at Graz University. He worked in the fields of linguistics and German as a foreign or second language. The focus of his research and his teaching activities is on sociolinguistics and pragmatics.
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Title:Non-Dominant Varieties of Pluricentric Languages. Getting the Picture: In Memory of Michael Clyne…Format:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:March 9, 2012Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Contents: John Hajek: Homage to Michael Clyne: linguist, colleague and advocate – Rudolf Muhr: Linguistic dominance and non-dominance in pluricentric languages. A typology – Catrin Norby/Camilla Wide/Jan Lindström/Jenny Nilsson: Finland Swedish as a non-dominant variety of Swedish - extending the scope to pragmatic and interactional aspects – Carla Amorós/Carmen Fernández/Natividad Hernández/Emilio Prieto: Difficulties in defining the standard Spanish lexicon – Nils Langer: Finding non-dominant languages in the nineteenth century - problems and potentials from historical sociolinguistics – Chiara Messina: Researching a Language for Special Purposes within a Non-Dominant Variety: Problematic Issues and possible Ways Out. An Overview based on the Example of Austrian German – Heinz L. Kretzenbacher: The emancipation of Strine: Australian English as an established post-colonial national standard of English – Johan De Caluwe: Dutch as a bi-centric language: a lexicographic (r)evolution – John Hajek: (Non-)dominant varieties of a (non-) pluricentric language? Italian in Italian and Switzerland – Marilena Karyolemou: Cypriot Greek as a non-dominant veriety of Greek – Jasmine Dum-Tragut: Amen tel hay kay. 20 years later - Pluricentric Armenian and its changed dominance hierarchy – Salvatore del Gaudio: The Russian Language in Ukraine: some unsettled questions about its status as a ‘national’ variety – Curt Woolhiser: «Belarusian Russian»: Sociolinguistic Status and Discursive Representations – Domergue Sumien: Occitan: harmonizing non-dominant standards throughout four states – Josep-Àngel Mas: Catalan as a pluricentric language: the Valencian case – Esther Nuñez Villanueva: The role of the media in standardising a regional variety: the case of Canal Sur and Seville Spanish in the pluricentric debate – Maria Eugenia L. Durate: When speech and writing are too far apart. Non-dominant features of Brazilian Portuguese becoming dominant – Aline Bazenga: Variation in subject-verb agreement in an insular variety of European Portuguese – Ana Raquel Simões/Sara Sousa: Language teachers’ practices, representations and knowledge on intralinguistic diversity: a case study in Portugal – Dawn Marley: Competing varieties of French and Arabic in Morocco – Abderrazaq Msellek: Sociolinguistic Aspects of Moroccan Arabic – Munirah Alajlan: Dominant and Non-Dominant Varieties in the Gulf: Social Class or Region? – Zeinab Ibrahim: Egyptian Revolution 2011 Slogans: Intuitive Language Choices between Dominant and Non-Dominant Varieties of Arabic – Simone Ashby: Co-producers of this means of expression’: Evidence from Mozambique in support of the study of indigenizing languages – Aditi Ghosh: Bhojpuri as a non-dominant variety of Hindi – Adrian Tien: Chinese Hokkien and its lexicon in Singapore: evidence for an indigenised Singapore culture – Jidda Hassan Jumma’a: Nigerian English: Linguistic, sociolinguistic and conversational characteristics in the framework of dominance/non-dominance – Kelen Ernesta Fonyuy: Attitudes toward less Dominant Accents of Cameroon English.