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Auer Anita

Auer Anita

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email : Anita.Auer@unil.ch
Personal page : http://www.unil.ch/angl/anitaauer

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Section d'anglais
Position(s): Professeure ordinaire

Section d'anglais
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Keywords

Linguistique anglaise, sociolinguistique, linguistique historique, corpus, stylistique


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2015

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Auer, Anita, Daniel Schreier and Richard J. Watts. Letter Writing and Language Change. Studies in English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Letter Writing and Language Change outlines the historical sociolinguistic value of letter analysis, both in theory and practice. The chapters in this volume make use of insights from all three 'Waves of Variation Studies', and many of them, either implicitly or explicitly, look at specific aspects of the language of the letter writers in an effort to discover how those writers position themselves and how they attempt, consciously or unconsciously, to construct social identities. The letters are largely from people in the lower strata of social structure, either to addressees of the same social status or of a higher status. In this sense the question of the use of 'standard' and/or 'nonstandard' varieties of English is in the forefront of the contributors' interest. Ultimately, the studies challenge the assumption that there is only one 'legitimate' and homogenous form of English or of any other language.

ISBN: 9781107018648

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2014

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Auer, Anita, and Björn Köhnlein. Linguistics in the Netherlands. Vol. 31. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2014.

Linguistics in the Netherlands is a series of annual publications, sponsored by the Dutch Linguistics Association (Algemene Vereniging voor Taalwetenschap) and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company since Volume 8 in 1991. Each volume contains a careful selection through peer review of papers presented at the annual meeting of the society. The aim of the annual meeting is to provide members with an opportunity to report on their work in progress. Each volume presents an overview of research in different fields of linguistics in the Netherlands containing articles on phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.

ISBN: 9789027231741

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2013

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Aalberse, Suzanne, and Anita Auer. Linguistics in the Netherlands. Vol. 30. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2013.

Linguistics in the Netherlands is a series of annual publications, sponsored by the Dutch Linguistics Association (Algemene Vereniging voor Taalwetenschap) and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company since Volume 8 in 1991. Each volume contains a careful selection through peer review of papers presented at the annual meeting of the society. The aim of the annual meeting is to provide members with an opportunity to report on their work in progress. Each volume presents an overview of research in different fields of linguistics in the Netherlands containing articles on phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.

ISBN: 9789027231734

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2009

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Auer, Anita. The Subjunctive in the Age of Prescriptivism: English and German Developments in the Eighteenth Century. Palgrave Studies in Language History and Language Change. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Anita Auer presents a comparative study relating to the description, use and development of the inflectional subjunctive in English and German in the eighteenth century. She is concerned with the establishment of linguistic norms in the history of English and German, with a particular focus on the Austrian German variety, and the socio-political contexts in which these norms arose, as well as their influence on actual usage. The hitherto unresolved question of whether and to what extent prescriptive grammarians influenced the development of the subjunctive in both languages is examined and successfully evaluated through a close comparison between meta-linguistic comments (eighteenth-century grammars) and actual language usage (corpus study). Students and researchers of (socio-) historical linguistics in English and German as well as other languages will find this study comprehensive, carefully researched and accessible.

ISBN: 9780230574410

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