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Dynamics of Language Changes

Looking Within and Across Languages

Editors: Allan, Keith (Ed.)

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  • Explains the origins of language change and the dynamics of the spread of language changes
  • Advances current research in language change and suggests new directions
  • Presents case studies in language change from all around the world
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This book explores the dynamics of language changes from sociolinguistic and historical linguistic perspectives. With in-depth case studies from all around the world, it uses diverse approaches across sociolinguistics and historical linguistics to answer questions such as: How and why do language changes begin?; how do language changes spread?; and how can they ultimately be explained?
Each chapter explores a different component of language change, including typology, syntax, morphology, phonology, semantics, lexicology, discourse strategies, diachronic change, synchronic change, how the deafblind modify sign language, and the accommodation of language to song. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics of language change over time, simultaneously advancing current research and suggesting new directions in sociolinguistic and historical linguistic approaches. 

About the authors

Dr.Keith Allan is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Monash University and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Queensland. He was a recipient of the Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society and the Humanities in Linguistics and Philology. Dr. Allan's research interests focus mainly on aspects of meaning in language, with a secondary interest in the history and philosophy of linguistics.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Different Sources, Same Path—From Addressee-Based Deictics to Markers of Discourse Status

    Pages 3-21

    Margetts, Anna

  • The Punctual Never in Australian English: The Mysterious Case of the Missing Vernacular Universal

    Pages 23-36

    Burke, Isabelle

  • Standardise This! Prescriptivism and Resistance to Standardization in Language Revitalization

    Pages 37-55

    Couzens, Vicki (et al.)

  • Here’s Looking at youse: Understanding the Place of yous(e) in Australian English

    Pages 57-72

    Mulder, Jean (et al.)

  • Language Literally Changes: Usage Guides and Their Influence on Language Attitudes

    Pages 73-88

    Severin, Alyssa A.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamics of Language Changes
Book Subtitle
Looking Within and Across Languages
Editors
  • Keith Allan
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-6430-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-6430-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-6429-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 289
Number of Illustrations
95 b/w illustrations
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