Article published in:Historical Linguistics 2007: Selected papers from the 18th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Montreal, 6–11 August 2007
Edited by Monique Dufresne, Fernande Dupuis and Etleva Vocaj
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 308] 2009
► pp. 233–244
Vinderup in real time
A showcase of dialect levelling
This article is based on a panel and a trend study showing the real-time language changes in spoken Danish over 28 years. The local dialect rapidly loses ground to regional standard Danish, but with large differences between the intra- and the intergenerational changes and with increasing gender differences. Our findings point to women being in the lead of these language changes. To obtain a deeper insight into the linguistic changes we provide a qualitative family study of three generations which relates the use of dialect to the issues of gender, lifestyle and life history. In generation 1 and 2 gender has less bearing on linguistic usage than lifestyle and life history in signalling local affi liation, whereas dialect in generation 3 functions as a masculine subcultural identity marker. Dialect therefore no longer indicates local orientation or a locally bound lifestyle.
Published online: 30 November 2009
Cited by 3 other publications
Jensen, Torben Juel & Marie Maegaard
Maegaard, Marie, Torben Juel Jensen, Tore Kristiansen & Jens Normann Jørgensen
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 26 january 2021. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.