Language Contact and Minority Languages on the Littorals of Europe
Studies in Eurolinguistics , Bd. 5
Sture Ureland, Anthony Lodge, Stefan Pugh [Hrsg.]
400 pages, year of publication: 2007
price: 29.00 EUR
language contact , multilingualism , minorities , eurolinguistics , maritime europe
This is the fifth Eurolinguistics volume which contains the papers given at the 5th International Symposium at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, 2004. It is a continuation of a series on Eurolinguistic publications initiated by the Logos Verlag since 2003. The main aim of the symposium was to explore the effects of language contact and multilingualism in different maritime areas of western and northern Europe: Scandinavia, the Baltic States, the British Isles, The Low Countries, France, Italy and the Pyrenean Peninsula.
The contributions are centered on a wide-range of geohistorical maritime contacts with different spectra of multilingual and minority situations along the coasts and rivers of Maritime Europe. For an adequate and non-traditional subdivision of Europe which is neither national nor political, the articles published here deal with contacts under broader geographical terms such as Eurolinguistics West, Eurolinguistics South and Eurolinguistics North. It contains major water-bound regions belonging to the water-drainage areas of seas, lakes and rivers in the sense of Maritime Eurolinguistics.
Eurolinguistics West: articles by Matasovic, Anderson, McKendry and Müller, Rendall, Kremer, Augusto, Schaarschmidt.
Eurolinguistics South: articles by Selbach, Ferguson, Penny, Huygens, Perea, Lodge. Socanac.
Eurolinguistics North: articles by Ureland and Voronkova, Voronkova, Kusmenko, De Geer, Södergard, Cathey.