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Books: Intra-individual Variation in Language: Werth, Bülow, Pfenninger, Schiegg (eds.)

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Date: 01-Nov-2021
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Subject: Intra-individual Variation in Language: Werth, Bülow, Pfenninger, Schiegg (eds.)
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Title: Intra-individual Variation in Language
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs
Published: 2021
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Editor: Alexander Werth
Editor: Lars Bülow
Editor: Simone E. Pfenninger
Editor: Markus Schiegg
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110743036 Pages: 417 Price: U.S. $ 114.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110742855 Pages: 417 Price: U.S. $ 114.99

This volume offers several empirical, methodological, and theoretical approaches to the study of observable variation within individuals on various linguistic levels. With a focus on German varieties, the chapters provide answers on the following questions (inter alia):

Which linguistic and extra-linguistic factors explain intra-individual variation? Is there observable intra-individual variation that cannot be explained by linguistic and extra-linguistic factors? Can group-level results be generalised to individual language usage and vice versa? Is intra-individual variation indicative of actual patterns of language change? How can intra-individual variation be examined in historical data?

Consequently, the various theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches in this volume offer a better understanding of the meaning of intra-individual variation for patterns of language development, language variation and change.

The inter- and transdisciplinary nature of the volume is an exciting new frontier, and the results of the studies in this book provide a wealth of new findings as well as challenges to some of the existing findings and assumptions regarding the nature of intra-individual variation.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Family(ies): Germanic

Written In: English (eng)

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