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The Handbook of Dialectology

The Handbook of Dialectology

Charles Boberg (Editor), John Nerbonne (Editor), Dominic Watt (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-82755-0

Jan 2018, Wiley-Blackwell

616 pages

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$195.00

Description

The Handbook of Dialectology provides an authoritative, up-to-date and unusually broad account of the study of dialect, in one volume. Each chapter reviews essential research, and offers a critical discussion of the past, present and future development of the area.
  • 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

List of Contributors viii

Introduction 1
CHARLES BOBERG, JOHN NERBONNE, AND DOMINIC WATT

Section 1: Theory (section editor: Dominic Watt) 1

Section Introduction
DOMINIC WATT

1 Dialectology, Philology, and Historical Linguistics 23
RAYMOND HICKEY

2 The Dialect Dictionary 39
JACQUES VAN KEYMEULEN

3 Linguistic Atlases 57
WILLIAM A. KRETZSCHMAR, JR.

4 Structural Dialectology 73
MATTHEW J. GORDON

5 Dialectology and Formal Linguistic Theory: The Blind Man and the Lame 88
FRANS HINSKENS

6 Sociodialectology 106
TORE KRISTIANSEN

7 Dialectometry 123
HANS GOEBL

8 Dialect Contact and New Dialect Formation 143
DAVID BRITAIN

9 Dialect Change in Europe—Leveling and Convergence 159
PETER AUER

10 Perceptual Dialectology 177
DENNIS R. PRESTON

11 Dialect Intelligibility 204
CHARLOTTE GOOSKENS

12 Applied Dialectology: Dialect Coaching, Dialect Reduction, and Forensic Phonetics 219
DOMINIC WATT

Section 2: Methods (section editor: John Nerbonne) 233

Section Introduction
JOHN NERBONNE

13 Dialect Sampling Methods 241
RONALD MACAULAY

14 The Dialect Questionnaire 253
CARMEN LLAMAS

15 Written Dialect Surveys 268
J.K. CHAMBERS

16 Field Interviews in Dialectology 284
GUY BAILEY

17 Corpus‐Based Approaches to Dialect Study 300
BENEDIKT SZMRECSANYI AND LIESELOTTE ANDERWALD

18 Acoustic Phonetic Dialectology 314
ERIK R. THOMAS

19 Computational Dialectology 330
WILBERT HEERINGA AND JELENA PROKIĆ

20 Dialect Maps 348
STEFAN RABANUS

21 Identifying Regional Dialects in On‐Line Social Media 368
JACOB EISENSTEIN

22 Logistic Regression Analysis of Linguistic Data 384
JOHN C. PAOLILLO

23 Statistics for Aggregate Variationist Analyses 400
JOHN NERBONNE AND MARTIJN WIELING

24 Spatial Statistics for Dialectology 415
JACK GRIEVE

Section 3: Data (section editor: Charles Boberg) 435

Section Introduction
CHARLES BOBERG

25 Dialects of British and Southern Hemisphere English 439
KEVIN WATSON

26 Dialects of North American English 450
CHARLES BOBERG

27 Dialects of German, Dutch, and the Scandinavian Languages 462
SEBASTIAN KURSCHNER

28 Dialects of French 474
DAMIEN HALL

29 Dialects of Italy 486
TULLIO TELMON

30 Dialects of Spanish and Portuguese 498
John M. Lipski

31 Dialects of the Slavic Languages 510
VLADIMIR ZHOBOV AND RONELLE ALEXANDER

32 Dialects of Arabic 523
ENAM AL‐WER AND RUDOLF DE JONG

33 Dialects in the Indo‐Aryan Landscape 535
ASHWINI DEO

34 Dialects of Chinese 547
CHAOJU TANG

35 Dialects of Japanese 559
TAKUICHIRO ONISHI

36 Dialects of Malay/Indonesian 571
ALEXANDER ADELAAR

Index 582

"Dialectology, the study of how and why language varies from place to place, comes brilliantly to life with this comprehensive, state-of-the-art Handbook. Grounded in history yet filled with cutting-edge methodology, research findings and personal insights from top researchers in the field, this book gives scholars and students the ideal reference manual for studying and understanding dialects in the 21st century."
Professor Sali Tagliamonte, University of Toronto, Canada

"It's all here - an enormously helpful and brilliantly well-planned volume, by the world's very top dialectology researcher. The Handbook has everything that needs to be known about regional variations in language, including the history of its study, its manifestations,  its causes, and its consequences."
Professor Peter Trudgill
, University of East Anglia, UK

"This timely volume comprises thirty six chapters written by leading exponents in the discipline, comprehensively covering in three excellent sections issues in  theory, method and data. It is a fine resource for anyone working on language variation, language history, or for those who require access to bodies of language data: indispensable for researchers and students alike."
Professor Lesley Milroy, Professor Emerita, University of Michigan, USA