The Languages and Linguistics of Europe

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The Languages and Linguistics of Europe: A Comprehensive Guideis part of the multi-volume reference work on the languages and linguistics of the continents of the world. The book supplies profiles of the language families of Europe, including the sign languages. It also discusses the the areal typology, paying attention to the Standard Average European, Balkan, Baltic and Mediterranean convergence areas. Separate chapters deal with the old and new minority languages and with non-standard varieties. A major focus is language politics and policies, including discussions of the special status of English, the relation between language and the church, language and the school, and standardization. The history of European linguistics is another focus as is the history of multilingual European 'empires' and their dissolution. The volume is especially geared towards a graduate and advanced undergraduatereadership. It has been designed such that it can be used, as a whole or in parts, as a textbook, the first of its kind, for graduate programmes with a focus on the linguistic (and linguistics) landscape of Europe.


1;Table of contents;6 2;List of contributors;12 3;Introduction;16 4;I. Typology of European languages;20 4.1;1 The Baltic languages;22 4.2;2 The Celtic languages;50 4.3;3 The Germanic languages;66 4.4;4 The Romance languages;88 4.5;5 Slavonic languages;116 4.6;6 The Caucasian languages;144 4.7;7 The Turkic languages of Europe;178 4.8;8 The Uralic languages;198 4.9;9 Albanian;218 4.10;10 Basque;228 4.11;11 Greek;242 4.12;12 Maltese;260 4.13;13 Romani;276 4.14;14 European signed languages towards a typological snapshot;288 5;II. Areal typology and language contact;308 5.1;II.1. Areal typology;308 5.1.1;15 Standard Average European;310 5.1.2;16 Balkan Sprachbund feature;326 5.1.3;17 The Circum-Baltic languages;344 5.1.4;18 Mediterranean languages;360 5.2;II.2. Language contact;376 5.2.1;19 Language contact in the North of Europe;378 5.2.2;20 Language contact in the East and Northeast of Europe;400 5.2.3;21 Language contact in Southwestern Europe;412 5.2.4;22 Language contact in South-Eastern Europe;428 5.2.5;23 Language contact of minority languages in Central and Southern Europe: a comparative approach;448 5.3;II.3. Minority languages;472 5.3.1;24 The old minority languages of Europe;474 5.3.2;25 The immigrant minority languages of Europe;486 5.4;II.4. Non-standard varieties;502 5.4.1;26 Dialect vs. standard: a typology of scenarios in Europe;504 5.4.2;27 Border effects in European dialect continua: dialect divergence and convergence;520 5.4.3;28 Non-standard varieties in the areal typology of Europe;544 6;III. Language politics and language policies in Europe;564 6.1;29 Minorities, language politics and language planning in Europe;566 6.2;30 Language policies at the Germanic-Romance language border: the case of Belgium, Luxembourg and Lorraine;580 6.3;31 Feminist language politics in Europe;594 6.4;32 English as a threat to other European languages and European multilingualism?;610 6.5;33 English in intranational public discourse;624 6.6;34 Language in political inst
itutions of multilingual states and the European Union;640 6.7;35 Language and the church: European perspectives;658 6.8;36 Language and the school: European perspectives;674 7;IV. History of European languages;688 7.1;37 The prehistory of European languages;690 7.2;38 The impact of migrations on the linguistic landscape of Europe;702 7.3;39 The Renaissance and its impact on the languages of Europe;716 7.4;40 Multilingual states and empires in the history of Europe: the Habsburg Monarchy;732 7.5;41 Multilingual states and empires in the history of Europe: the Ottoman Empire;748 7.6;42 Multilingual states and empires in the history of Europe: Tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union;764 7.7;43 Multilingual states and empires in the history of Europe: Yugoslavia;780 7.8;44 Language and nation building in Europe;794 8;V. Research traditions in Europe;808 8.1;45 Research traditions up to and including the 18th century;810 8.2;46 19th century linguistics: practice and theory;824 8.3;47 European Structuralism;840 8.4;48 European functionalism;864 8.5;49 Generative grammar in Europe: some historical impressions;886 9;Index of languages and varieties;906 10;Index of names;914 11;Index of subjects;927


Bernd Kortmann, University of Freiburg, Germany; Johan van der Auwera, University of Antwerp, Belgium.


"Overall this hefty volume offers exactly what it claims to; a wide panorama of European linguistics, presented by experts in their fields, with a clearemphasis on formal linguistics, yet with some occasional sociolinguisticconcerns. It is clearly an invaluable resource for students or scholars needingessential information on a specific topic they are not well acquainted with, and with relevant bibliographic elements to go further if needed."James Costa in: Linguist List 23.1163
EAN: 9783110220261
Untertitel: A Comprehensive Guide. Sprache: Englisch. Dateigröße in MByte: 81.
Verlag: Gruyter, Walter de GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2011
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