[Lingtyp] Identity in language from the cross-linguiststic perspective

Bernhard Wälchli bernhard at ling.su.se
Sun Sep 27 10:43:20 UTC 2020

Dear Ilja
This is a recurrent topic in Tore Janson’s book
Janson, Tore. 2011. The History of Languages. An Introduction. Oxford. Oxford University Press.
Originally Swedish, but out of print:
Janson, Tore. 2010. Språkens historia. En upptäcktsresa i tid och rum. Stockholm: Norstedt.
But also translated to languages such as
Brazilian Portuguese
2015. A história das línguas: uma introduçâo. Sâo Paulo: Parábola Editorial.
and Turkish
2016. Dillerin Tarihi. Istanbul: Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Yayınevi.
Also remember the old classic
Le Page, R.B. and Tabouret-Keller, A., 1985. Acts of identity: Creole-based approaches to language and ethnicity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Best wishes,

From: Lingtyp <lingtyp-bounces at listserv.linguistlist.org> on behalf of Ilja Seržant <ilja.serzants at uni-leipzig.de>
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 4:15:17 PM
Subject: [Lingtyp] Identity in language from the cross-linguiststic perspective

Dear typologists,

can you recommend me papers that would describe (and perhaps even
generalize) on how language may be used in different areas for a
conscious or unconscious self-identification or group-identification in
the social environement? (I do realize that this formulation is a bit
fuzzy but this is because I am not a specialist in the sociolinguistic

Any hint would be greatly appreciated!


Ilja A. Seržant, postdoc
Project "Grammatical Universals"
Universität Leipzig (IPF 141199)
Nikolaistraße 6-10
04109 Leipzig

URL: http://home.uni-leipzig.de/serzant/

Tel.: + 49 341 97 37713
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