A Study of the Aspects of a Language Enclave Using the Method of Sound Statistics Cover Image

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A Study of the Aspects of a Language Enclave Using the Method of Sound Statistics

Author(s): Csaba Attila Both
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: European plurilingualism; sound statistics method;
Summary/Abstract: European plurilingualism is multifaceted, and it includes a wide range of language varieties as well. One such type of language variety is represented by dialects as the most basic, collective form of speech. The Hungarian language lists several dialectal varieties: the ones that differ from others not only linguistically but in the aspects of settlement and social history are the most interesting.In my paper, I discuss Hungarian-language enclaves using the method of sound statistics to see how it can be shown that a particular settlement or research point (in our case, Magyardécse from the Mezőség region) differs significantly from the language varieties spoken around it, and thus it can be considered an enclave.

  • Page Range: 35-49
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Hungarian