Present-day Dialectology does not treat dialectology as an isolated discipline. Instead, it discusses dialectological topics within the framework of present-day linguistics. The book contains papers which seek to confront recent phonological, morphologic, syntactic and semantic theory with dialectological data. In addition, it explores the link between dialectology on the one hand and sociolinguistics and the study of language contact on the other.
Jan Berns is Professor at Vrije Universitaet in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Jaap van Marle is Professor at Vrije Universitaet in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.