This series is concerned with local social change in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), presented in short book form to examine specific aspects of China’s domestic development; to introduce each topic in its practical and academic contexts; and to present preliminary research findings.
Language Change in Real- and Apparent-Time Coherence in the Individual and the Community
Urban Contact Dialects and Language Change Insights from the Global North and South
Language Variation and Language Change Across the Lifespan Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives from Panel Studies
By Karen V. Beaman
March 12, 2024
This book makes the case for the value of a combined panel and trend study approach in studying real- and apparent-time language change to reconcile conspicuous disparities between the individual and the community. Through an examination of the Swabian dialect in southwestern Germany in two speech ...
By Paul Kerswill, Heike Wiese
January 29, 2024
This volume provides a systematic comparative treatment of urban contact dialects in the Global North and South, examining the emergence and development of these dialects in major cities in sub-Saharan Africa and North-Western Europe. The book’s focus on contemporary urban settings sheds light on...
By Karen V. Beaman, Isabelle Buchstaller
December 19, 2022
This volume brings together research on panel studies with the aim of providing a coherent empirical and theoretical knowledge-base for examining the impact of maturation and lifespan-specific effects on linguistic malleability in the post-adolescent speaker. Building on the work of Wagner and ...
By Marie Maegaard, Malene Monka, Kristine Køhler Mortensen, Andreas Candefors Stæhr
December 10, 2019
This volume seeks to extend and expand our current understanding of the processes of language standardization, drawing on both quantitative and qualitative approaches to examine how linguistic variation plays out in various ways in everyday life in Denmark. The book compares linguistic variation ...
By Robin Dodsworth, Richard A. Benton
September 12, 2019
This monograph takes up recent advances in social network methods in sociology, together with data on economic segregation, in order to build a quantitative analysis of the class and network effects implicated in vowel change in a Southern American city. Studies of sociolinguistic variation in ...
By Suzanne Evans Wagner, Isabelle Buchstaller
July 12, 2019
The relationship between the individual and the community is at the core of sociolinguistic theorizing. To date, most longitudinal research has been conducted on the basis of trend studies, such as replications of cross-sectional studies, or comparisons between present-day cross-sectional data and ...