ILLUMINATING INNOVATIVE AND PROMISING PATHS FOR HISTORICAL SOCIOLINGUISTICS

Author:
Ivana Eterović
Summary
EXPLORING FUTURE PATHS FOR HISTORICAL SOCIOLINGUISTICS Tanja Säily, Arja Nurmi, Minna Palander-Collin and Anita Auer (eds.) Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017. The book Exploring Future Paths for Historical Sociolinguistics is one of the recently published volumes in the John Benjamins Publishing Company’s book series Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics. As we learn from the editors Tanja Säily, Arja Nurmi, Minna Palander-Collin and Anita Auer in the introductory chapter The future of historical sociolinguistics?, the main inspiration for this volume was the pioneering work of the Finnish linguist Terttu Nevalainen in the field of historical sociolinguistics, and this inspiration is shared not only by the editors, but also by the other authors in this book. More precisely, the most impor tant impetus was Nevalainen’s essay What are historical sociolinguistics?, published in 2015, where she introduced layered simultaneity and informational maximalism as key concepts in historical sociolinguistic research.
Key words
Exploring Future Paths for Historical Sociolinguistics; historical sociolinguistics
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