Sociolinguistic Theory

Linguistic Variation and Its Social Significance

Author: J. K. Chambers

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9780631228820

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Sociolinguistic Theory presents a critical synthesis of sociolinguistics, centering on the study of language variation and change. Synthesizes the most important descriptive and theoretical findings concerning linguistic variation from the last forty years. Provides an integrated framework for studying language variation and its social significance. Expands on the first edition's discussion of communicative competence and developmental sociolinguistics. Is written by one of the world's foremost scholars in the field of variation studies and includes data from his own work.
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Sociolinguistic Theory

Author: J. K. Chambers

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405152464

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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The revised edition of Sociolinguistic Theory presents a critical synthesis of sociolinguistics, centering on the study of language variation and change. A revised introduction to sociolinguistic theory by one of the top scholars in the field Provides a critical synthesis of sociolinguistics that centres on the study of language variation and change, now incorporating the latest developments in the field Shows how empirical explorations have made sociolinguistics the most stimulating field in the contemporary study of language Discusses the linguistic variable and its significance, crucial social variables such as social stratification, sex, and age, and the cultural significance of linguistic variation
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Sociolinguistics

An International Handbook of the Science of Language and Society

Author: Ulrich Ammon

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110141894

Category: Sociolinguistics

Page: N.A

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The Handbook of Language Variation and Change

Author: J. K. Chambers,Peter Trudgill,Natalie Schilling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470756500

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 832

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The Handbook of Language Variation and Change, written by a distinguished international roster of contributors, reflects the vitality and growth of the discipline in its multifaceted pursuits. It is a convenient, hand-held repository of the essential knowledge about the study of language variation and change. Written by internationally recognized experts in the field. Reflects the vitality and growth of the discipline. Discusses the ideas that drive the field and is illustrated with empirical studies. Includes explanatory introductions which set out the boundaries of the field and place each of the chapters into perspective.
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Jugendsprachen/Youth Languages

Aktuelle Perspektiven internationaler Forschung/Current Perspectives of International Research

Author: Arne Ziegler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110472228

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1000

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Das Sprechen und Schreiben Jugendlicher ist durch eine große Variationsbreite an Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten gekennzeichnet, die u.a. in der Heterogenität der Jugendgruppen selbst sowie in den stetigen Veränderungen der Sprachgebrauchsweisen Jugendlicher fußt. Diese sprachliche Variabilität in Jugendkommunikation und ihre Dynamik im Zusammenhang mit dem gesellschaftlichen Wandel vor dem Hintergrund innerer und äußerer Mehrsprachigkeit stellt die Forschung vor immer neue Fragen. Das zweibändige Referenzwerk bündelt die aktuelle internationale Forschung zum Thema "Jugendsprachen" und stellt sie in ihrer vollen Breite dar. Ausgehend von einer sozio- und variationslinguistischen Perspektive werden neben einer Fokussierung lexikalischer und phraseologischer Besonderheiten auch grammatische Entwicklungen nachgezeichnet und in Bezug auf pragmatisch-funktionale Wirkungen in der sozialen Interaktion sowie in ihrer Bedeutung für sprachliche Veränderungsprozesse hinterfragt. In acht Hauptkapiteln thematisieren die Beiträge den Sprachgebrauch Jugendlicher u.a. in urbanen und multilingualen Kontexten, in ruralen und dialektalen Umgebungen, im medialen Umfeld, in Lehr- Lernkontexten sowie in weiteren gesellschaftlich relevanten Bereichen.
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Spracherwerb und Sprachvariation

Eine phonetisch-phonologische Analyse zum regionalen Erstspracherwerb im Moselfränkischen

Author: Matthias Katerbow

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110309769

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 550

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Der regionale Erstspracherwerb des Deutschen zählt zu den nahezu unbearbeiteten Desiderata der Linguistik. Das vorliegende Buch bietet eine umfassende Einführung in das Thema und zeigt die unmittelbare Relevanz von Spracherwerb und -variation zur Erklärung der Dynamik des Deutschen. Die Prozesse des regionalen Erstspracherwerbs werden empirisch anhand einer Panelstudie mit drei bis zehnjährigen Kindern zum Erwerb der moselfränkischen Regionalsprache in Wittlich/Eifel gezeigt. Die innovativen Methoden der Datenerhebung zielen auf die Bearbeitung der drei Fragenkomplexe 1) Lautdynamik, 2) Faktoren der Lautdynamik und 3) individuelle Entwicklung der Varietäten- und Variationskompetenz. Dazu werden mit kindgerechten Methoden a) natürliche Sprache, b) explizite Varietätentests sowie c) Einschätzungen erhoben. Auf der Grundlage einer phonetisch-phonologischen Analyse werden zahlreiche Ergebnisse statistisch nachgewiesen, u. a. Frequenz, Lautklasse, Input, Situation, Alter und Individualität. Den stärksten Einfluss auf den Erwerb regionalsprachlicher Variation hat der individuelle Erfahrungsraum eines Kindes. Die Erforschung des regionalen Erstspracherwerbs ist ein ertragreiches Thema, das viele Anknüpfungspunkte zur Erforschung von Sprachwandel und -erwerb bietet.
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Linguistic Variation and Change

Author: Scott F Kiesling

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688315

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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A comprehensive study of variation and change, including current debates in the area.
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Sociolinguistics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110171488

Category: Sociolinguistics

Page: 15

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Sociolinguistic Studies in Language Contact

Methods and Cases

Author: William Mackey,Jacob Ornstein

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110810751

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 473

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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.
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Sociolinguistics

Theoretical Debates

Author: Nikolas Coupland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107062284

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 471

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An indispensable guide to the newest and most searching ideas about language in society.
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An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Author: Ronald Wardhaugh,Janet M. Fuller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118732405

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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Thoroughly updated and revised, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition presents a comprehensive and fully updated introduction to the study of the relationship between language and society. Building on Ronald Wardhaugh's classic text, co-author Janet Fuller has updated this seventh edition throughout with new discussions exploring language and communities, language and interaction, and sociolinguistic variation, as well as incorporating numerous new exercises and research ideas for today's students. Taking account of new research from the field, the book explores exciting new perspectives drawn from linguistic anthropology, and includes new chapters on pragmatics, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics and education. With an emphasis on using examples from languages and cultures around the world, chapters address topics including social and regional dialects, multilingualism, discourse and pragmatics, variation, language in education, and language policy and planning. A new companion website including a wealth of additional online material, as well as a glossary and a variety of new exercises and examples, helps further illuminate the ideas presented in the text. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition continues to be the most indispensable and accessible introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for students in applied and theoretical linguistics, education, and anthropology.
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Lingua

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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The SAGE Handbook of Sociolinguistics

Author: Ruth Wodak,Barbara Johnstone,Paul E Kerswill

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446248402

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

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"A treasure trove for sociolinguistic researchers and students alike. Edited by three leading sociolinguists, the 39 chapters cover a wealth of valuable material... And the cast list reads like a veritable Who's Who of sociolinguistics, with a refreshing number of younger scholars included along with more familiar, well-established names... This is a book that I will reach for often, both for research and teaching purposes. I will recommend it to my postgraduate students, and many of the chapters will provide excellent material for discussion in our advanced undergraduate sociolinguistics course." - Janet Holmes, Discourse Studies "The best, the most complete and the most integrated handbook of sociolinguistics of the past decade." - Joshua A. Fishman, NYU and Stanford University This Handbook answers a long-standing need for an up-to-date, comprehensive, international, in-depth critical survey of the history, trajectory, data, results and key figures involved in sociolinguistics. It consists of six inter-linked sections: The History of Sociolinguistics Sociolinguistics and Social Theory Language, Variation and Change Interaction Multilingualism and Contact Applications The result is a work of unprecedented coverage and insight. It is all here, from the foundational contributions to the field to the impact of new media, new technologies of communication, globalization, trans-border fluidities and agendas of research. The book will quickly be recognized as a benchmark in the field. It will provide a basis for reckoning its origins and pathways of development as well as an authoritative account of the central debates and research issues of today.
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Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction

Author: John Edwards

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199858632

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Sociolinguistics deals with the social life of language, language in its sociocultural context. It is a branch of linguistics that looks less at the shape or sound of words--morphology or phonology--and more at how our words and sentences are influenced by the society around us--for instance, how the accent or the dialect we use has been shaped by where we come from or which social class we belong to. In this Very Short Introduction, John Edwards offers the most up-to-date brief overview available of sociolinguistics, with side trips into the sociology of language and psycholinguistics. He considers such topics as the different social evaluations of languages and dialects, the loaded significance of names, and the importance of politically-driven language planning and policy. The relationship between language and gender, sexist language, the language of poverty, and the intertwining of language and religion are also dealt with here. Edwards stresses that, while linguists see all dialects as equally valid, in the wider world powerful attitudes have always placed language varieties in social hierarchies. The author also looks at language more broadly, examining the ways in which languages rise or fall, the attempts to revive flagging or endangered varieties, the reasons why some languages came to dominate others, and the special dynamics that affect contact between "big" and "small" languages. In both its role as our most powerful tool of communication and as the most immediate symbolic marker of human affiliation, language is pre-eminently a social phenomenon. This compact volume offers an invaluable introduction to this vital aspect of language. About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.
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The Handbook of Language Variation and Change

Author: John Kenneth Chambers,J. K. Chambers,Peter Trudgill,Professor of Sociolinguistics Peter Trudgill,Schilling-Estes Natalie,Natalie Schilling-Estes,Natalie Schilling

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 807

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The Handbook of Language Variation and Change, written by a distinguished international roster of contributors, reflects the vitality and growth of the discipline in its multifaceted pursuits. It is a convenient, hand-held repository of the essential knowledge about the study of language variation and change. The book begins with an examination of the methodologies employed by linguists working in linguistic variation and change, and then addresses the levels of linguistic structure that have been the main foci of work in the field. The volume presents views of linguistic variation in the diverse contexts that give it meaning and significance, across generations, social strata, and domains of interaction. It further covers variation through geographical space, and language and dialect contact from a variationist perspective, while also considering the implications that research in different types of societies may have for work in the field. Each section begins with an introduction by the editors which sets out the boundaries of the field and places each of the chapters in perspective. This Handbook allows the next generation of academics to perpetuate all of these fields of study and explore them with the kind of depth unimaginable to their predecessors.
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Variationist Sociolinguistics

Change, Observation, Interpretation

Author: Sali A. Tagliamonte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444344455

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

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Variationist Sociolinguistics: Change, Observation, Interpretation presents a comprehensive, intermediate level examination of Language Variation and Change, the branch of sociolinguistics concerned with linguistic variation in spoken and written language. Represents the most up-to-date coverage of the history, developments, and methodologies of variationist sociolinguistics Addresses all aspects of linguistic variation, including areas not usually covered in introductory texts, e.g. the phonological, morpho-syntactic, discourse/pragmatic Outlines comparative sociolinguistic approach, data collection, methodological issues; and addresses state-of-the-art contemporary quantitative methods and statistical practice Features cutting-edge research at an appropriate level to facilitate student learning Engages students throughout with a variety of pedagogical features, including Mini Quizzes to test comprehension, extensive Exercises at the end of each chapter, the opportunity to do hands-on quantitative analysis of a never-before published data set, and Notes and Tips that offer insight into conducting sociolinguistic research. Extra materials and answers to the exercises are available at www.wiley.com/go/tagliamonte
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Language in the Real World

An Introduction to Linguistics

Author: Susan J. Behrens,Judith A. Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136887253

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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Language in the Real World challenges traditional approaches to linguistics to provide an innovative introduction to the subject. By first examining the real world applications of core areas of linguistics and then addressing the theory behind these applications, this text offers an inductive, illustrative, and interactive overview for students. Key areas covered include animal communication, phonology, language variation, gender and power, lexicography, translation, forensic linguistics, language acquisition, ASL, and language disorders. Each chapter, written by an expert in the field, is introduced by boxed notes listing the key points covered and features an author’s note to readers that situates the chapter in its real world context. Activities and pointers for further study and reading are also integrated into the chapters and an end of text glossary is provided to aid study. Professors and students will benefit from the interactive Companion Website that includes a student section featuring comments and hints on the chapter exercises within the book, a series of flash cards to test knowledge and further reading and links to key resources. Material for professors includes essay and multiple choice questions based on each chapter and additional general discussion topics. Language in the Real World shows that linguistics can be appreciated, studied, and enjoyed by actively engaging real world applications of linguistic knowledge and principles and will be essential reading for students with an interest in language. Visit the Companion Website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/languagerealworld
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Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

Author: Michael Byram,Adelheid Hu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136235531

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 856

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative reference dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study. Offering a comprehensive range of articles on contemporary language teaching and its history, it has been produced specifically for language teaching professionals and as a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level. In this new edition, every single entry has been reviewed and updated with reference to new developments and publications. Coverage has been expanded to reflect new technological, global and academic developments, with particular attention to areas such as online and distance learning, teacher and learner cognition, testing, assessment and evaluation, global English and teacher education. Themes and disciplines covered include: Methods and materials, including new technologies and materials development Contexts and concepts, such as mediation, risk-taking in language learning and intercomprehension Influential figures from the early days of language teaching to the contemporary Related disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology and corpus linguistics? It covers the teaching of specific languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and African languages, as well as English, French, German and Spanish. There are thirty five overview articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as bilingualism, language laboratories and study abroad. Numerous shorter items examine language and cultural institutions, professional associations and acronyms. Multiple cross-references enable the user to browse from one entry to another, and there are suggestions for further reading. Written by an international team of specialists, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an invaluable resource and reference manual for anyone with a professional or academic interest in the subject.
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