Dialects Across Borders: Selected Papers from the 11th by Markku Filppula, International Conference on Methods in D

By Markku Filppula, International Conference on Methods in D

Nonstandard different types of languages have lately develop into an item of recent curiosity in scholarly study. this is often a great deal as a result of the advances within the tools utilized in facts assortment and research, in addition to the emergence of recent language-theoretical frameworks. The articles during this quantity stem from the eleventh overseas convention on equipment in Dialectology (Methods XI, August 2002, Joensuu). The topic for this convention was once “Dialects throughout borders”. the choice of contributions incorporated during this quantity demonstrates how several types of borders exert significant impression on linguistic behaviour worldwide. The articles were grouped based on whether or not they deal basically with the linguistic results of political and ancient borders among states (Part I); different types of social and local limitations, together with borders in a metaphorical experience, i.e. social limitations and psychological or cognitive barriers (Part II); and eventually, barriers among languages (Part III).

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01). I have no sensible explanation or interpretation for the frequency differences between Italian and French; however, they are not statistically significant. Again, the Romansh data are interesting: on the one hand, Romansh behaves like a ‘decent’ Romance language to the extent that it has much (=significantly) lower values for event-integration than German. This can be seen when we compare the medians of the sum-boxes for French, Italian, and Romansh. However, in the relatively infrequent responses in which the speakers of Romansh do use co-event verbs, they stick, in the majority of the cases, to the ‘German way’.

Schifferle cites a number of older studies (from the 20s and 30s of the 20th century) in Figure 14: The front vowel systems north and south of the Swiss/German border (from Schifferle 1990). 14 The possible counterargument that, rather than the state border, the river Rhine or Lake Constance might be responsible for this divergence (the political border runs along the river most of the time) does not only fail to explain why divergence only set in in the last century, it is also falsified by the very strong dialect boundary between the town of Constance in Germany and the adjoining town of Kreuzlingen in Switzerland, which are both located south of the river Rhine/Lake Constance.

Saussure, Ferdinand de. 1974. Cours de linguistique générale (ed. , critical edition by Tullio de Mauro). Paris: Payot. Scheuringer, Hermann. 1990. Sprachentwicklung in Bayern und Österreich. Hamburg: Buske. Schifferle, Hans-Peter. 1990. “Badisches und Schweizerisches Alemannisch am Hochrhein”. 315–340. 30 PETER AUER Seidelmann, Erich. 1989. “Der Hochrhein als Sprachgrenze”. Dialektgeographie und Dialektologie (= FS Bellmann). Marburg 1989. Simmel, Georg. 1903. “Soziologie des Raums”. Gesamtausgabe ed.

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