Language Variation--European Perspectives II: Selected Papers from the 4th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 4), Nicosia, June 2007

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Stavroula Tsiplakou, Marilena Karyolemou, Pavlos Y. Pavlou
John Benjamins Publishing, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 242 pages
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Introduction / Stavroula Tsiplakou, Marilena Karyolemou & Pavlos Pavlou -- Clefts in Cypriot Greek / Yoryia Agouraki -- Lexical change, discourse practices and the French press: plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose? / Fabienne Baider -- Arbitrary subjects of infinitival clauses in European and Brazilian Portuguese / Silvia Regina Cavalcante & Maria Eugênia L. Duarte -- Modal verbs in long verb clusters: an innovation in early modern Dutch / Griet Coupé -- Changing pronominal gender in Dutch: transmission or diffusion? / Gunther De Vogelaer -- Meaning variation and change in Greek morphology / Gaberell Drachman -- Syntactic variation in German-English code-mixing / Eva Eppler -- Sources of phonological variation in a large database for Dutch dialects / Frans Hinskens & Marc van Oostendorp -- Broad vs. localistic dialectology, standard vs. dialect: the case of the Balkans and the drawing of linguistic boundaries / Brian D. Joseph -- Intonational variation in Swiss German / Adrian Leemann -- Morphological reduction in Aromanian / Maria Maglara -- Greek dialect variation: a co-grammar approach / Angeliki Malikouti-Drachman -- Using electronic corpora to study language variation: the problem of data sparsity / Hermann Moisl -- Language attitudes and folk perceptions towards linguistic variation / Andreas Papapavlou & Andry Sophocleous -- Salience and resilience in a set of Tyneside English shibboleths / Charley Rowe-- New approaches to describing phonological change: the realisation of middle high German î in the Alemannic dialects of southwest Germany / Christian Schwarz & Tobias Streck -- Variation and grammaticisation: the emergence of an aspectual opposition / Rena Torres-Cacoullos -- Towards establishing the matrix language in Russian-Estonian code-switching: a corpus-based approach / Anastassia Zabrodskaja.
  

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Contents

Introduction
Clefts in Cypriot Greek
Lexical change discourse practices and the French press
Arbitrary subjects of infinitival clauses in European and Brazilian Portuguese
Modal verbs in long verb clusters
Changing pronominal gender in Dutch
Meaning variation and change in Greek morphology
Syntactic variation in GermanEnglish codemixing
Morphological reduction in Aromanian
Greek dialect variation
Using electronic corpora to study language variation
Language attitudes and folk perceptions towards linguistic variation
Salience and resilience in a set of Tyneside English shibboleths
New approaches to describing phonological change
Variation and grammaticisation
Towards establishing the matrix language in RussianEstonian codeswitching

Sources of phonological variation in a large database for Dutch dialects
Broad vs localistic dialectology standard vs dialect
Intonational variation in Swiss German
Index
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