By Jamin R. Pelkey
Dialectology right has typically interested by the geographic distribution of language version as an result in itself and has remained really segregated from different branches of linguistic and extra-linguistic inquiry. Cross-fertilizing winds were blowing throughout the box for greater than a decade, yet a lot paintings is still for enough synthesis. This publication seeks to additional the interdisciplinary integration of the sphere by way of highlighting, and harnessing, the numerous dialectic tensions inherent in language version learn and dialect definition.
Undertaking a broadscale scan in utilized dialectics, the e-book demonstrates a number of grounds for insisting on an improved, integrational method of dialectology whereas concurrently demonstrating grounds for outlining the Phula languages of China and Vietnam. The Phula languages belong to the Burmic sub-branch of the Tibeto-Burman family members and are essentially spoken in southeastern Yunnan Province, China. With origins as early because the 9th century, those language types were left undefined, and principally unresearched, for centuries.
Based on vast unique fieldwork, the ebook identifies 24 synchronic Phula languages descended from 3 exact macro-clades diachronically. this is often comprehensive by means of mixing typological-descriptive, historical-comparative and socio-cognitive views. Diagnostics contain either qualitative and quantitative measurements, and insights from historical past, geography, ethnology, language touch, sociolinguistics and extra are known as on for facts interpretation. This dialogic strategy comprises complexity through saying that dialectology itself most sensible thrives as an interdependent dialectic - a dynamic synthesis of competing perspectives.
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Dialectology as Dialectic: Interpreting Phula Variation (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM]) by Jamin R. Pelkey