ERIC Number: ED468602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology, Volume 1.
Preston, Dennis R., Ed.
This collection of 22 papers offers a detailed record of the development of the field and its modern extension. Part 1, "The Dutch Contribution: 'Little Arrows'," includes: (1) "Informant Classification of Dialects" (W.G. Rensink); (2) "Dialects" (Jo C. Daan); and (3) "The Netherlands-German National Border as a Subjective Dialect Boundary" (Ludger Kremer). Part 2, "The Japanese Controversy: 'Subjective' and 'Objective'," includes: (4) "Consciousness of Dialect Boundaries" (Takesi Sibata); (5) "Consciousness of Linguistic Boundaries and Actual Linguistic Boundaries" (Kikuo Nomoto); (6) "Dialect Consciousness and Dialect Divisions: Examples in the Nagano-Gifu Boundary Region" (Yoshio Mase); (7) "On Dialect Consciousness: Dialect Characteristics Given by Speakers" (Yoshio Mase); (8) "The Discussion Surrounding the Subjective Boundaries of Dialects" (Willem A. Grootaers); (9) "On the Value of Subjective Dialect Boundaries" (Antonius A. Weijnen); and (10) "Dialects and the Subjective Judgments of Speakers: Remarks on Controversial Methods" (A.C.M. Goeman). Part 3, "Images, Perceptions and Attitudes," includes: (11) "Classification of Dialects by Image: English and Japanese" (Fumio Inoue); (12) "Subjective Dialect Division in Great Britain" (Fumio Inoue); (13) "Geographical Perceptions of Japanese Dialect Regions" (Daniel Long); (14) "Mapping Nonlinguists' Evaluations of Japanese Language Variation" (Daniel Long); (15) "The Perception of Post-Unification German Regional Speech" (Jennifer Dailey-O-Cain); (16) "Variation and the Norm: Parisian Perceptions of Regional French" (Lawrence Kuiper); (17) "The Perception of Turkish Dialects" (Mahide Demirci and Brian Kleiner); (18) "Regional Variation in Subjective Dialect Divisions in the United States" (Donald M. Lance); (19) "A View from the West: Perceptions of U.S. Dialects by Oregon Residents" (Laura C. Hartley); (20) "'Welshness' and 'Englishness' as Attitudinal Dimensions of English Language Varieties in Wales" (Nikolas Coupland, Angie Williams, and Peter Garrett); (21) "Dialect Recognition" (Angie Williams, Peter Garrett, and Nikolas Coupland); and (22) "A Language Attitude Approach to the Perception of Regional Variety" (Dennis R. Preston). (Contains approximately 350 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Dutch, English, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries, French, German, Japanese, Regional Dialects, Sociolinguistics, Turkish, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Welsh
John Benjamins Publishing Company, P.O. Box 27519, Philadelphia, PA 19118-0519 ($174). Web site: http://www.benjamins.com.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Identifiers - Location: France; Germany; Japan; Netherlands; Turkey; United Kingdom (Great Britain); United Kingdom (Wales)