Dialect Levelling in Limburg: Structural and Sociolinguistic Aspects

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This volume presents a study of the phenomenon of dialect levelling, the process of the reduction of structural variation. This process affects variation both in the cross-dialectal and in the dialectal-standard language dimension (in German dialectology referred to as Ausgleich and Abbau , respectively). The study is based on a research project on an originally rural Limburg dialect of Dutch. On the basis of a survey of the relatively rare relevant literature, a sociolinguistic model of dialect levelling is developed. A ...

Dialect Levelling in Limburg: Structural and Sociolinguistic Aspects 1996, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/Boston

ISBN-13: 9783484303560

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