Socioling Course by Visiting Professor, Unn Røyneland of the University of Oslo

Registration is still open for a course being taught by visiting Prof in the Linguistics Department, Unn Røyneland of the University of Oslo. Interested UChicago students can refer to the syllabus below for course details:

Seminar in Sociolinguistics

Topic: Dialect Levelling, Koineization, and the Emergence of Multiethnic Speech Styles in Present Day Europe

57202. In this course we examine some of the results of dialect and language contact in present day Europe. We will look at the most recent developments of the dialect-standard relation, as well its historical background. We will also study the emergence of koines and new multiethnolectal speech styles among urban adolescents across Europe. Royneland, Winter.

Reading list

Dialect levelling, new dialect formation – dialects and standards in Europe

Auer, Peter 2005. Europe’s sociolinguistic unity, or: A typology of European dialect/standard constellations. In Nicole Delbecque, Johan van der Auwera & Dirk Geeraerts (eds.) Perspectives on Variation. Trends in Linguistics 163. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter, p. 7-42.

Auer, Peter & J. E. Schmidt (eds.) 2010. Language and Space: Theories and Methods HSK: Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. (Selected papers):

Johnstone, Barbara 2010. Language and geographical space, p. 1-18.

Lenz, Alexandra 2010. Emergence of varieties through restructuring and reevaluation, p. 295-315.

Mæhlum, Brit 2010. Language and social spaces, p. 18-33.

Røyneland, Unn 2010. Vertical convergence of linguistic varieties in a language space, p. 259-272.

Siebenhaar, Beat 2010. Horizontal convergence of linguistic varieties in a language space, p. 241-259.

Britain, David et al. 2009. Dialect death in Europe? Special issue of International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 196/197 (Selected papers):

Britain, David 2009. One foot in the grave? Dialect death, dialect contact, and dialect birth in England. IJSL, 196/197, p. 121-157.

Hernandez-Campoy, Juan & Juan Andrés Villena-Ponsoda 2009. Standardness and non-standardness in Spain: dialect attrition and revitalization of regional dialects of Spanish. IJSL, 196/197, p. 181-215.

Hornsby, David 2009. Dedialectization in France: convergence and divergence. IJSL, 196/197, p. 157-181.

Røyneland, Unn 2009. Dialects in Norway: catching up with the rest of Europe? IJSL, 196/197, p. 7-31.

Gregersen, Frans & Unn Røyneland 2009. Special issue (Sociolinguistics) Nordic Journal of Linguistics. 32.2. (Selected papers):

Nilsson, Jenny 2009. Dialect change? NJL, Volume 32, Special Issue 02, p. 207-220.

Solheim, Randi 2009. Dialect development in a melting pot. The formation of a new culture and a new dialect in the industrial town of Høyanger. NJL. 32.2. p. 191-206.

Kerswill, Paul 2002. Koineization and Accomodation. In Chambers, J. et al. (eds.) The Handbook of Language Variation and Change. Oxford: Blackwell, p. 669-699.

Kristiansen, Tore & Nikolas Coupland (eds.) 2011. Standard Languages and Language Standards in a Changing Europe. Oslo: Novus. (Selected papers).

Auer, Peter & Helmut Spiekermann 2011. Demotisation of the standard variety or destandardisation? The changing status of German in late modernity (with special reference to south-western Germany), p. 161-177.

Gregersen, Frans 2011. Language ideology in Denmark, p. 47-57.

Garrett, Peter, Charlotte Selleck & Nikolas Coupland 2011. English in England and Wales: Multiple ideologies, p. 57-67.

Grondelaers, Stefan & Roeland van Hout 2011. The standard language situation in The Netherlands, p. 113-119.

Sandøy, Helge 2011. Language culture in Norway: A tradition of questioning standard language norms, p. 119-127.

Thelander, Mats 2011. Standardisation and standard language in Sweden, p. 127-135.

Pedersen, Inge Lise 2003. Traditional dialects of Danish and the de-dialectalization 1900-2000. International Journal of the Sociology of Language no. 159, p. 9-28.

Trudgill, Peter 2008. Colonial dialect contact in the history of European languages: On the irrelevance of identity to new dialect formation. Language in Society 37, p. 241-253.

Tsiplakou, Stavroula, Andreas Papapavlou, Pavlos Pavlou & Marianna Katsoyannou 2006. Levelling, koineization and their implications for bidialectism. In Hinskens, F. Language Variation – European Perspectives. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, p. 265-277.

Multiethnic Speech Styles and Stylization

Agha, A. (2005). Voice, footing, enregisterment. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. 15 (1):38-59 (20 sider).

Androutsopoulos, Jannis 2000. From the steets to the screen and back again: On the mediated diffusion of ethnolectal patterns in contemporary Germany. Series A: General and Theoretical Papers. Essen: University of Essen.

Blommaert, Jan 2010. Sociolinguistics of Globalization. Cambridge University Press, p. 1-28.

Cornips, Leonie & Jacomine Nortier (eds.) 2008. Ethnolects? The emergence of new varieties among adolescents. Special Double Issue International Journal of Bilingualism, vol. 12, nr. 1&2 (Selected papers):

Cutler, Cecelia 2008. Brooklyn style: Hip-Hop markers and racial affiliation among European immigrants in New York City. IJB, p. 7-25.

Eckert, Penny 2008. Where do ethnolects stop? IJB, p. 25-43.

Jaspers, Jürgen 2008. Problematizing ethnolects: Naming linguistic practices in an Antwerp secondary school, 85-105.

Quist, Pia. 2008. Sociolinguistic approaches to multiethnolect: Language variety and stylistic practice. IJB, p. 43-83.

Svendsen, Bente Ailin og Unn Røyneland 2008. Multiethnolectal facts and functions in Oslo, Norway. IJB, p. 63-81.

Coupland, Nikolas 2007. Style. Language Variation and Identity. Cambridge University Press. (Selected chapters).

Coupland, Nikolas 2001. Dialect stylization in radio talk. Language in Society 30, p. 345-376 .

Cutler, Cecelia 1999. Yorkville crossing; White teens, hip hop and African American English. Journal of sociolinguistics 3, p. 428-41.

Quist, Pia & Svendsen, Bente Ailin (eds.) 2010. Multilingual Urban Scandinavia. New Linguistic Practices. Multilingual Matters. (Selected papers):

Bijvoet, Ellen & Kari Fraurud 2010. ’Rinkeby Swedish’ in the Mind of the Beholder. Studying Listener Perceptions of Language Variation in Multilingual Stockholm, p. 170-189.

Maegaard, Marie 2010. Linguistic Practice and Stereotypes among Copenhagen, p. 189-207.

Opsahl, Toril & Nistov, Ingvild 2010. On some structural aspects of Norwegian spoken among adolescents in multilingual settings in Oslo, p. 49-65.

Terkourafi, Marina (ed.) 2010. The Languages of Global Hip-hop. London: Continuum . (Selected papers):

Androutsopoulos, Jannis 2010. Multilingualism, Ethnicity and Genre in Germany’s Migrant Hip Hop, p. 19-44.

Brunstad, Endre, Unn Røyneland & Toril Opsahl 2010. Hip-hop, ethnicity and linguistic practice in rural and urban Norway, p. 223-256.

Stylinaou, Evros 2010. Keeping it Native (?): The Conflicts and Contradictions of Cypriot Hip Hop, 194-223.

Opsahl, Toril 2009. Wolla I swear this is typical for the conversational style of adolescents in multiethnic areas in Oslo. In F. Gregersen & U. Røyneland (eds.) Special issue of Nordic Journal of Linguistics. Sociolinguistics. 32-2. p. 221-244.

Rampton, Ben 2009. Interaction ritual and not just artful performance in crossing and stylization. Language in Society 38, p. 149-176.

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