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The Handbook of Language Variation and Change / Edition 1
     

The Handbook of Language Variation and Change / Edition 1

by J. K. Chambers, Peter Trudgill, Natalie Schilling
 

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ISBN-10: 1405116927

ISBN-13: 9781405116923

Pub. Date: 02/15/2004

Publisher: Wiley

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405116923
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/15/2004
Series:
Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics Series
Pages:
832
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 2.01(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsx
Introduction1
Studying Language Variation: An Informal Epistemology3
Part IMethodologies15
Field Methods17
Introduction17
1Entering the Community: Fieldwork20
2Language with an Attitude40
3Investigating Variation and Change in Written Documents67
4Inferring Variation and Change from Public Corpora97
Evaluation
Introduction115
5The Quantitative Paradigm117
6Implicational Scales142
7Instrumental Phonetics168
Part IILinguistic Structure201
Introduction203
8Variation and Phonological Theory206
9Investigating Chain Shifts and Mergers244
10Variation and Syntactic Theory267
11Discourse Variation283
Part IIISocial Factors307
Time309
Introduction309
12Real and Apparent Time312
13Child Language Variation333
14Patterns of Variation including Change349
Social Differentiation373
Introduction373
15Investigating Stylistic Variation375
16Social Class402
17Sex and Gender in Variationist Research423
18Ethnicity444
Domains473
Introduction473
19Language and Identity475
20The Family500
21Communities of Practice526
22Social Networks549
23The Speech Community573
Part IVContact599
Introduction601
24Space and Spatial Diffusion603
25Linguistic Outcomes of Language Contact638
26Koineization and Accommodation669
Part VLanguage and Societies703
Introduction705
27Linguistic and Social Typology707
28Comparative Sociolinguistics729
29Language Death and Dying764
Index788

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