The Handbook of Dialectology
July 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
- The volume is based on state-of-the-art research in dialectology around the world, providing the most current work available with an unusually broad scope of topics
- Provides a practical guide to the many methodological and statistical issues surrounding the collection and analysis of dialect data
- Offers summaries of dialect variation in the world’s most widely spoken and commonly studied languages, including several non-European languages that have traditionally received less attention in general discussions of dialectology
- Reviews the intellectual development of the field, including its main theoretical schools of thought and research traditions, both academic and applied
- The editors are well known and highly respected, with a deep knowledge of this vast field of inquiry
Charles Boberg, John Nerbonne and Dominic Watt
Section 1: Theory (section editor: Dominic Watt)
1. Dialectology, Philology and Historical Linguistics.
2. The Dialect Dictionary.
Jacques Van Keymeulen
3. The Dialect Atlas.
4. Structural Dialectology and the Study of Sound Change.
5. Dialectology and Generative Linguistic Theory.
8. Dialect Contact and New Dialect Formation.
9. Dialect Change: Diffusion, Leveling and Convergence.
10. Perceptual Dialectology and Subjective Evaluation of Dialects.
11. Dialect Intelligibility.
12. Applied Dialectology: Dialect Coaching, Dialect Reduction and Forensics.
Section 2: Method (section editor: John Nerbonne)
13. Dialect Sampling Methods.
14. The Dialect Questionnaire.
15. Written Dialect Surveys.
16. Dialectological Field Interviews.
17. Corpus-based Approaches to Dialect Study.
Lieselotte Anderwald and Benedikt Szmrecsanyi
18. Acoustic Phonetic Dialectology.
19. Computational Dialectology.
Wilbert Heeringa and Jelena Prokić
20. Dialect Maps.
21. Electronic Media and Dialect Study.
22. Regression Analysis of Categorical Data.
23. The Statistical Analysis of Aggregate Dialect Differences.
John Nerbonne and Martijn Wieling
24. Spatial Statistics for Dialectology.
Section 3: Data (section editor: Charles Boberg)
25. Dialects of British and Southern Hemisphere English.
26. Dialects of North American English.
27. Dialects of German, Dutch and the Scandinavian Languages.
28. Dialects of French.
29. Dialects of Italy.
30. Dialects of Spanish and Portuguese.
31. Dialects of the Slavic Languages.
Vladimir Zhobov and Ronelle Alexander
32. Dialects of Arabic.
Enam Al-Wer and Rudolf de Jong
33. Dialects of Indic.
34. Dialects of Chinese.
35. Dialects of Japanese.
36. Dialects of Malay/Indonesian.
Charles Boberg is Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. His research focuses on variation and change in North American English, particularly Canadian English and accents in film and television. He is the author of The English Language in Canada: Status, History and Comparative Analysis (2010) and a co-author of the Atlas of North American English (with William Labov and Sharon Ash, 2006).
John Nerbonne worked at HP Labs and the German AI Center before becoming Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Groningen in 1993. Nerbonne works in quantitative linguistics, using computational and statistical methods. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, was president of the Association for Computational Linguistics in 2002, and a Humboldt prize winner in 2013.Dominic Watt is Senior Lecturer in Forensic Speech Science at the University of York, UK. His research interests are in forensic phonetics and linguistics, speech perception, sociophonetics, and language and identity studies. He is co-author of English Accents and Dialects (with Arthur Hughes and Peter Trudgill, 2012), and co-editor of Language and Identities (with Carmen Llamas, 2010) and Language, Borders and Identity (2014).