Studies in Language Variation
This book series deals with language variation, defined as either variation across related varieties of a language (‘dialect variation’, ‘microvariation’ or ‘intersystemic’ variation) or ‘inherent’, quantitative variation (‘intrasystemic’ variation). This pertains to variation in any relevant language component: phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.
Topics for the series include: variation as well as change at the speech community level (‘Labovian’ sociolinguistics); levelling between standard and regional varieties and between regional varieties; dialect supralocalisation – the loss of distinctiveness at the local level; dialect contact – causes; linguistic effects, such as koineisation; dialect divergence; language variation and identity; social psychology and variation; empirical basis for speech community models, e.g., standard–regional standard–dialect, and changes in these alignments; variation and change in standard varieties; varieties and social styles making use of nonstandard variants; standardization / destandardization; typological differences between related language varieties.
The series aims to include empirical studies of linguistic variation as well as its description, explanation and interpretation in structural, social and cognitive terms. The series will cover any relevant subdiscipline: sociolinguistics, contact linguistics, dialectology, historical linguistics, theory-driven approaches, anthropology/anthropological linguistics. The emphasis will be on linguistic aspects and on the interaction between linguistic and extralinguistic aspects — not on extralinguistic aspects (including language ideology, policy etc.) as such.
Work published in the series can be either relatively descriptive/data-oriented or more theory oriented (both formal and functional). Both contemporary and historical variation will be included; with respect to historical variation, the emphasis will be on processes of language change, rather than on the outcomes of such processes. Studies which convincingly combine different perspectives will be especially welcomed.
This peer reviewed series will include monographs, thematic collections of articles, and reference works in the relevant areas.
Edited by Massimo Cerruti and Stavroula Tsiplakou
2020. vi, 258 pp.
Edited by Renata Szczepaniak and Johanna Flick
2020. vi, 253 pp.
Language Variation - European Perspectives VII: Selected papers from the Ninth International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 9), Malaga, June 2017
Edited by Juan-Andrés Villena-Ponsoda, Francisco Díaz Montesinos, Antonio-Manuel Ávila-Muñoz and Matilde Vida-Castro
2019. ix, 248 pp.
Edited by Sandra Jansen and Lucia Siebers
2019. vii, 263 pp.
Edited by Gunther De Vogelaer and Matthias Katerbow
2017. vi, 347 pp.
Language Variation - European Perspectives VI: Selected papers from the Eighth International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 8), Leipzig, May 2015
Edited by Isabelle Buchstaller and Beat Siebenhaar
2017. xvi, 237 pp.
Edited by Janne Bondi Johannessen † and Joseph C. Salmons
2015. vi, 418 pp.
Language Variation - European Perspectives V: Selected papers from the Seventh International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 7), Trondheim, June 2013
Edited by Eivind Torgersen, Stian Hårstad, Brit Mæhlum and Unn Røyneland
2015. xiii, 240 pp.
Edited by Kurt Braunmüller, Steffen Höder and Karoline Kühl
2014. vi, 298 pp.
Edited by Chiara Celata and Silvia Calamai
2014. vi, 214 pp.
Language Variation - European Perspectives IV: Selected papers from the Sixth International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 6), Freiburg, June 2011
Edited by Peter Auer, Javier Caro Reina and Göz Kaufmann
2013. xiv, 296 pp.
2013. xxi, 276 pp.
Edited by Isabelle Léglise and Claudine Chamoreau
2013. vii, 264 pp.
Edited by Randall Gess, Chantal Lyche and Trudel Meisenburg
2012. vii, 397 pp.
2012. xv, 331 pp.
Edited by Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy and Juan Antonio Cutillas-Espinosa
2012. vii, 231 pp.
Edited by Friederike Kern and Margret Selting
2011. vi, 321 pp.
Language Variation - European Perspectives III: Selected papers from the 5th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 5), Copenhagen, June 2009
Edited by Frans Gregersen, Jeffrey K. Parrott and Pia Quist
2011. vi, 260 pp.
Edited by James A. Walker
2010. vi, 150 pp.
Language Variation – European perspectives II: Selected papers from the 4th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 4), Nicosia, June 2007
Edited by Stavroula Tsiplakou, Marilena Karyolemou and Pavlos Pavlou
2009. vi, 242 pp.
More Support for More-Support: The role of processing constraints on the choice between synthetic and analytic comparative forms
2009. xi, 222 pp.
2009. xvi, 282 pp.
Edited by Terttu Nevalainen, Irma Taavitsainen, Päivi Pahta and Minna Korhonen
2008. viii, 339 pp.
Language Variation – European Perspectives: Selected papers from the Third International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 3), Amsterdam, June 2005
Edited by Frans L. Hinskens
2006. vi, 279 pp.
The series welcomes submissions. Book proposals, preferably structured along the lines indicated in our Guidelines for Book Proposals, can be sent to the editors:
Peter Auer, peter.auergermanistik.uni-freiburg.de
Frans L. Hinskens, frans.hinskensmeertens.knaw.nl
Paul Kerswill, paul.kerswillyork.ac.uk
When you are instructed to prepare your manuscript for production, please follow the Guidelines for Manuscript Submission.