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How system-internal linguistic factors indicate language change and diffusion: a geolinguistic analysis of Berber data

Mena Lafkioui (2011) DIALECTOLOGIA ET GEOLINGUISTICA. 19(1). p.62-80
abstract
This article discusses how language change and diffusion in Tarifit (Rif-Berber, North Morocco) can be explained by system-internal factors. The examined cases examined concern several innovation processes triggered by the vocalisation phenomenon of the liquids /r/ and /<(r)single under dot>/ and involving both phonological and morphological features and structures. The analyses presented analyses confirm that innovation can also be formally motivated, which refutes Croft's (2000: 38) claim that only functional factors can induce language change. Moreover, they show how functional properties may determine the success of the diffusion of variants. As such, they offer evidence against the claim that only social factors are accountable for variant selection (Milroy 1992: 201-202; Croft 2000: 38, 54). The considered data considered in this contribution come from the Atlas Linguistique des varietes berberes du Rif (Lafkioui 2007), a geolinguistic study of the Berber varieties of North Morocco.
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keyword
diachrony, language innovation, language change and diffusion, dialectology, berber, verbal system, Geolinguistics, reanalysis, morphology
journal title
DIALECTOLOGIA ET GEOLINGUISTICA
Dialectol. Geolinguist.
volume
19
issue
1
pages
62 - 80
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000304401900003
ISSN
0942-4040
DOI
10.1515/DIG.2011.003
language
English
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yes
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A1
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1892136
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1892136
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2011-08-24 17:15:02
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  abstract     = {This article discusses how language change and diffusion in Tarifit (Rif-Berber, North Morocco) can be explained by system-internal factors. The examined cases examined concern several innovation processes triggered by the vocalisation phenomenon of the liquids /r/ and /{\textlangle}(r)single under dot{\textrangle}/ and involving both phonological and morphological features and structures. The analyses presented analyses confirm that innovation can also be formally motivated, which refutes Croft's (2000: 38) claim that only functional factors can induce language change. Moreover, they show how functional properties may determine the success of the diffusion of variants. As such, they offer evidence against the claim that only social factors are accountable for variant selection (Milroy 1992: 201-202; Croft 2000: 38, 54). The considered data considered in this contribution come from the Atlas Linguistique des varietes berberes du Rif (Lafkioui 2007), a geolinguistic study of the Berber varieties of North Morocco.},
  author       = {Lafkioui, Mena},
  issn         = {0942-4040},
  journal      = {DIALECTOLOGIA ET GEOLINGUISTICA},
  keyword      = {diachrony,language innovation,language change and diffusion,dialectology,berber,verbal system,Geolinguistics,reanalysis,morphology},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {62--80},
  title        = {How system-internal linguistic factors indicate language change and diffusion: a geolinguistic analysis of Berber data},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/DIG.2011.003},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Lafkioui, Mena. 2011. “How System-internal Linguistic Factors Indicate Language Change and Diffusion: a Geolinguistic Analysis of Berber Data.” Dialectologia Et Geolinguistica 19 (1): 62–80.
APA
Lafkioui, M. (2011). How system-internal linguistic factors indicate language change and diffusion: a geolinguistic analysis of Berber data. DIALECTOLOGIA ET GEOLINGUISTICA, 19(1), 62–80.
Vancouver
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Lafkioui M. How system-internal linguistic factors indicate language change and diffusion: a geolinguistic analysis of Berber data. DIALECTOLOGIA ET GEOLINGUISTICA. 2011;19(1):62–80.
MLA
Lafkioui, Mena. “How System-internal Linguistic Factors Indicate Language Change and Diffusion: a Geolinguistic Analysis of Berber Data.” DIALECTOLOGIA ET GEOLINGUISTICA 19.1 (2011): 62–80. Print.