Variation in Language and Language Use: Linguistic, Socio-Cultural and Cognitive Perspectives by Monika ReifVariation in Language and Language Use: Linguistic, Socio-Cultural and Cognitive Perspectives by Monika Reif

Variation in Language and Language Use: Linguistic, Socio-Cultural and Cognitive Perspectives

EditorMonika Reif, Justyna Robinson, Martin Pütz

Hardcover | May 29, 2013

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This volume grew out of the 34th International LAUD Symposium, which was held in March 2010 at the University of Koblenz-Landau in Landau, Germany. The symposium was dedicated to the ongoing convergence between the disciplines of Cognitive Linguistics and Sociolinguistics, bringing together concepts and methods from both fields. The 15 studies contained in this volume explore the relations between linguistic (structural), socio-cultural and cognitive aspects involved in language variation. Methodologically, the contributions range from individual case studies to larger-scale corpus analyses and combine both qualitative and quantitative findings.
Monika Reif works as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Koblenz-Landau. In 2010 she completed her PhD on tense/aspect teaching from a cognitive linguistics perspective. Her research interests include grammar theories, second language development, and the pragmatics of humour. Since 2010 she has been co-organizing the GAL th...
Title:Variation in Language and Language Use: Linguistic, Socio-Cultural and Cognitive PerspectivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:May 29, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents: Robin Dodsworth/Mary Kohn: Dialect contact in a Southern U.S. city: Testing Trudgill’s model – Casilda García de la Maza: Variation, use and language change: The case of middles – Anna Ghimenton: Pathways to multilingual acquisition in Veneto: A usage-based perspective of code choices in the input and output in a language contact situation – María José Serrano/Miguel Ángel Aijón Oliva: Performing communicative style: Variation of usted/ustedes subjects and cognition in socio-situational interaction – Vaclav Brezina: Certainty and uncertainty in spoken language: In search of epistemic sociolect and idiolect – Johanna Vaattovaara: On the dynamics of non-linguists’ dialect perceptions - the perceived spatiality of /s/ variation in Finnish – Christina Cuonz: A socio-cognitive approach to evaluative folk metalanguage: The aesthetic value of German and French varieties in Switzerland – Tatiana Larina/Neelakshi Suryanarayan: Madam or aunty ji: Address forms in British and Indian English as a reflection of culture and cognition – Holger Schmitt: An empirical taxonomy of linguistic identities – Augusto Soares da Silva: Comparing objective and subjective linguistic distances between European and Brazilian Portuguese – Irmtraud Kaiser/Andrea Ender: Diglossia or dialect-standard continuum in speakers’ awareness and usage: On the categorisation of lectal variation in Austria – Ulrike Altendorf: «Estuary English», or «Where does the notion of ‘variety’ start and end?» - A proposal for a prototype approach to language variation – Henrik Hovmark: Backgrounded but not peripheral. On the use of Danish directional adverbs as contextualization cues – Sabine De Knop: A sociolinguistic analysis of the German alternation between bis an and bis zu constructions – Martin Thiering: Degrees of specificity in spatial semantics.