The verticalization model of language shift from a historical sociolinguistic perspective: A commentary

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Title
The verticalization model of language shift from a historical sociolinguistic perspective: A commentary
Title of the book
The Verticalization Model of Language Shift: The Great Change in American Communities
Author(s)
Auer Anita
Publisher
Oxford University Press
ISBN
9780198864639
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Published
Issued date
06/06/2022
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Editor
Brown Joshua R.
Chapter
8
Pages
195-214
Language
french english german
Abstract
This chapter takes its cue from Chapter 1 in this volume, which presents a verticalization theory of language shift, and the case studies that test the theory within different American communities from the perspective of historical (socio)linguistics. First, the main tenets of the verticalization theory and its application to different communities in America, i.e. the five case studies, will be revisited. Second, the applicability of the theory to communities outside of North America will be further tested by comparing two Swiss migration case studies, one from North America and one from a region in today’s Ukraine. Finally, the merits of the verticalization theory will briefly be discussed within the context of historical sociolinguistics, where special attention will be paid to the challenges of reconstructing the social histories of linguistic communities in diasporas in the past, and of interpreting surviving linguistic data illustrating maintenance and shift.
Keywords
Verticalization theory, Language maintenance and shift, Linguistic communities in the diaspora, Historical (socio)linguistics, Swiss (German), French, Glarus, Vaud
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