Dimensions of Register Variation: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison

Dimensions of Register Variation: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison

by Douglas Biber
     
 

Douglas Biber's new book gives a linguistic analysis of register in four widely differing languages: English, Nukulaelae Tuvaluan, Korean, and Somali.See more details below

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Douglas Biber's new book gives a linguistic analysis of register in four widely differing languages: English, Nukulaelae Tuvaluan, Korean, and Somali.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521473316
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. The comprehensive analysis of register variation; 3. Sociocultural description of the four language situations; 4. The linguistic bases of cross-linguistic register comparisons: a detailed quantitative comparison of English and Somali registers. 5. Methodology; 6. Multi-dimensional analyses of the four languages; 7. Cross-linguistic patterns of register variation: synchronic similarities and differences; 8. Cross-linguistic patterns of register variation: diachronic similarities and differences; 9. Registers and text types in English and Somali; 10. Towards cross-linguistic universals of register variation; Appendices; Notes; References; Index.

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