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  • Language Standardization and Language Changeby Ana Deumert

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 165.00

    Language Standardization and Language Change describes the formation of an early standard norm at the Cape around 1900. The processes of variant reduction and sociolinguistic focusing which accompanied the early standardization history of Afrikaans (or ?Cape Dutch? as it was then called) are analysed within the broad methodological framework of corpus... more...

  • Sociolinguistics and Mobile Communicationby Ana Deumert

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Have wireless, mobile communication technologies - phones, laptops and tablets - changed the way people talk to one another? What does it mean to be able to speak or write to anyone, anywhere, 24/7/365, and get an immediate response? And what does the current profusion of these technologies mean for the study of language in social life? Do we need... more...

  • Germanic Standardizationsby Ana Deumert; Wim Vandenbussche

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 195.00

    This volume presents a comparative, socio-historical study of the Germanic standard languages (Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Frisian, German, Icelandic, Low German, Luxemburgish, Norwegian, Scots, Swedish, Yiddish as well as the Caribbean and Pacific Creole languages). Each of the 16 orginal chapters systematically discusses central aspects... more...

  • Structure and Variation in Language Contactby Ana Deumert; Stephanie Durrleman-Tame

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 188.00

    Verb serialization in Saramaccan is a transferred feature from Fongbe, where in both languages there are non-serial alternatives to serial verb constructions (SVCs).McWhorter (2002) argues that only features minimally necessary to language would transfer during creole genesis, isomorphically precluding stylistic variants. In a pidgin stage with speakers... more...

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