Conservative and innovative dialect areas

The present paper focuses on conservative and innovative (transitional) dialect areas and the questions of 1) how such areas can be methodologically visualized and 2) how the outcomes can be interpreted. In the first part of this paper a geostatistical method of representing phonological features in...

Author: Schwarz, Christian
Document types:Article
Media types:Text
Publication date:2014
Date of publication on miami:28.05.2015
Modification date:16.04.2019
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Source:Taal & Tongval 66 (2014) 1, 65-83
Subjects:conservative; convergence; dialect areas; dialect change; phonological change; phonology; variation
DDC Subject:400: Sprache
License:CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Language:English
Notes:Finanziert durch den Open-Access-Publikationsfonds 2014/2015 der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) und der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU Münster).
Format:PDF document
ISSN:2215-1214
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-09259446671
Permalink:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-09259446671
Other Identifiers:DOI: 10.5117/TET2014.1.SCHW
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