Language Change in the 20th Century

Exploring micro-diachronic evolutions in Romance languages

ORCID logoSalvador Pons Bordería | University of Valencia
ORCID logoShima Salameh Jiménez | Complutense University of Madrid
ISBN 9789027214454 | EUR 110.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027248589 | EUR 110.00 | USD 143.00
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Language Change in the 20th Century: Exploring micro-diachronic evolutions in Romance languages examines the distinctive features that set the study of the 20th century apart from preceding periods. With a primary focus on Romance languages, including Spanish, Italian, French, and Portuguese, the book advocates for the adoption of innovative methodologies to enhance the nuanced retrieval of research data: the use of speaker’s attitudes questionnaires, apparent time constructions, and S-curves. Additionally, new materials are addressed as diachronic data sources: mass-media recordings from radio and TV, colloquial conversations, and sociolinguistic corpora. Results focus on the evolution of discourse markers, address terms, as well as on the influence of specific processes such as colloquialization or external mechanisms on the language changes developed during this period. In sum, the 20th century is presented in this book as a new strand in diachronic studies, rather than another time span.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 340] 2024.  vi, 292 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2023049202 | Marc record