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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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

View: 8168

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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The Handbook of Language Variation and Change

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

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780631218036

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Swedish-American English

A Longitudinal Study of Linguistic Variation and Identity

Author: Angela Hoffman Karstadt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bilingualism

Page: 488

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Sociolinguistics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110171488

Category: Sociolinguistics

Page: 15

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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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Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction

Author: John Edwards

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199858616

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 133

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This Very Short Introduction deals with the social life of language, presenting a succinct account of the most important aspects - both "micro" and "macro" - of sociolinguistics, such as language variation, language attitudes, and the relationship between language and identity.
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Language and Society in South Asia

Author: Michael C. Shapiro,Harold F. Schiffman

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 9788120826076

Category: Areal linguistics

Page: 293

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During the past two decades there has been a significant amount of research and publication concerning the sociolinguistics of South Asian languages. Language and Society in South Asia is the first major attempt to assess the impact of this new literature. It exposits the methodological and theoretical assumptions of sociolinguistic descriptions of south Asian languages, and contrasts them with the assumptions of earlier characterizations of these languages. An important feature of this book is its detailed examination of numerous schools of linguistic analysis within which most past descriptive work on South Asian languages has been carried out. This is done in language accessible both to the professional linguist and to non-linguists interested in social aspects of language use in South Asia. Among the topics treated in this book are traditional taxonomies of South Asian languages, South Asia as a linguistic area, social dialectology, bi- and multilingualism in South Asia, pidginization, creolization, and South Asian English, ethnographic semantics, and the ethnography of speaking. The work also contains an extensive bibliography of the scholarly literature pertinent to the study of South Asian languages in their social contexts.
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Sociolinguistics and Social Theory

Author: Nikolas Coupland,Srikant Sarangi,Christopher N. Candlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317881451

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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The empirical and descriptive strengths of sociolinguistics, developed over more than 40 years of research, have not been matched by an active engagement with theory. Yet, over this time, social theorising has taken important new turns, linked in many ways to linguistic and discursive concerns. Sociolinguistics and Social Theory is the first book to explore the interface between sociolinguistic analysis and modern social theory. The book sets out to reunite sociolinguistics with the concepts and perspectives of several of the most influential modern theorists of society and social action, including Bakhtin, Foucault, Habermas, Sacks, Goffman, Bourdieu and Giddens. In eleven newly commissioned chapters, leading sociolinguists reappraise the theoretical framing of their research, reaching out beyond conventional limits. The authors propose significant new orientations to key sociolinguistic themes, including- - social motivations for language variation and change - language, power and authority - language and ageing - language, race and class - language planning In substantial introductory and concluding chapters, the editors and invited discussants reassess the boundaries of sociolinguistic theory and the priorities of sociolinguistic methods. Sociolinguistics and Social Theory encourages students and researchers of sociolinguistics to be more reflexively aware and critical of the social bases of their analyses and invites a reasessment of the place sociolinguistics occupies in the social sciences generally.
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Variation past and present

VARIENG studies on English for Terttu Nevalainen

Author: Helena Raumolin-Brunberg,Terttu Nevalainen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 378

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The Linguistic Individual

Self-Expression in Language and Linguistics

Author: Barbara Johnstone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195356335

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Linguists usually discuss language or dialects in terms of groups of speakers. Believing that patterns can be seen more clearly in the group than the individual, researchers often present group scores with no indication of the variation within the group. Even though linguists acknowledge that no two individuals speak alike, few study individual variation and voice. Barbara Johnstone makes a case for the individual's importance and idiosyncrasies in language and linguistics. Using theoretical arguments and discourse analysis, along with linguistic examples from a variety of speakers and settings, Johnstone illustrates how speakers draw on linguistic models associated with class, ethnicity, gender, and region, among others, to construct an individual voice. In doing so Johnstone shows that certain important questions in sociolinguistics and pragmatics can only be answered with reference to individual speakers. Johnstone's study is important both for the understanding of speech as expressive of self, and for the study of variation and mechanisms of linguistic choice and change.
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Sociolinguistics

Author: R. A. Hudson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521565141

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 279

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New edition of widely-acclaimed textbook, including new sections on up-to-date topics for the 1990s.
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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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