The Handbook of Language Variation and Change / Edition 1

The Handbook of Language Variation and Change / Edition 1

by J. K. Chambers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631218033

ISBN-13: 9780631218036

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

Written by a distinguished international roster of contributors, The Handbook of Language Variation and Change reflects the vitality, diversity, and growth of the discipline. It is a convenient, hand-held repository of the essential knowledge about the study of language variation and change. The volume presents views of linguistic variation in the diverse contexts

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Written by a distinguished international roster of contributors, The Handbook of Language Variation and Change reflects the vitality, diversity, and growth of the discipline. It is a convenient, hand-held repository of the essential knowledge about the study of language variation and change. 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 includes an extensive examination of the methodologies employed by linguists working in linguistic variation and change, addressing the levels of linguistic structure that have been the main foci of work in the field. Invaluable section introductions by the editors set out the boundaries of the field, and place each of the chapters into perspective. This authoritative resource 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631218036
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics Series
Pages:
832
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.97(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Introduction.

Studying Language Variation: An Informal Epistemology: J.K. Chambers (University of Toronto, Canada).

Part I: Methodologies:.

Field Methods:.

Introduction: Natalie Schilling-Estes (Georgetown University, USA).

1. Entering the Community: Field Work: Crawford Feagin (University of Zurich, Switzerland).

2. Language with an Attitude: Dennis Preston (Michigan State University, USA).

3. Investigating Variation and Change in Written Documents: Edgar W. Schneider (University of Regensburg, Germany).

4. Inferring Variation and Change from Public Corpora: Laurie Bauer (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ).

Evaluation:.

Introduction: J.K. Chambers (University of Toronto, Canada).

5. The Quantitative Paradigm: Robert Bayley (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA).

6. Implicational Scales: John R. Rickford (Stanford University, USA).

7. Instrumental Phonetics: Erik R. Thomas (North Carolina State University, USA).

Part II: Linguistic Structure:.

Introduction: Natalie Schilling-Estes (Georgetown University, USA).

8. Variation and Phonological Theory: Arto Anttila (Boston University/National University of Singapore).

9. Investigating Chain Shifts and Mergers: Matthew Gordon (University of Missouri at Columbia, USA).

10. Variation and Syntactic Theory: Alison Henry (Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland).

11. Discourse Variation: Ronald Macaulay (Pitzer College, USA).

Part III: Social Factors:.

Time:.

Introduction: Natalie Schilling-Estes (Georgetown University, USA).

12. Real and Apparent Time: Guy Bailey (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA).

13. Child Language Variation: Julie Roberts (University of Vermont, USA).

14. Patterns of Variation, Including Change: J.K. Chambers (University of Toronto, Canada).

Social Differentiation:.

Introduction: Peter Trudgill (University of Fribourg, Switzerland).

15. Investigating Stylistic Variation: Natalie Schilling-Estes (Georgetown University, USA).

16. Social Class: Sharon Ash (University of Pennsylvania, USA).

17. Sex and Gender in Variationist Research: Jenny Cheshire (Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, England).

18. Ethnicity: Carmen Fought (Pitzer College, USA).

Domains:.

Introduction: Peter Trudgill (University of Fribourg, Switzerland).

19. Language and Identity: Norma Mendoza-Denton (University of Arizona, USA).

20. The Family: Kirk Hazen (West Virginia University, USA).

21. Communities of Practice: Miriam Meyerhoff (University of Edinburgh, Scotland).

22. Social Networks: Lesley Milroy (University of Michigan, USA).

23. The Speech Community: Peter L. Patrick (Essex University, England).

Part IV: Contact:.

Introduction: Peter Trudgill (University of Fribourg, Switzerland).

24. Space and Spatial Diffusion: David Britain (Essex University, England).

25. Linguistic Outcomes of Language Contact: Gillian Sankoff (University of Pennsylvania, USA).

26. Koineization and Accommodation: Paul Kerswill (Reading University, England).

Part V: Language and Societies:.

Introduction: J.K. Chambers (University of Toronto, Canada).

27. Linguistic and Social Typology: Peter Trudgill (University of Fribourg, Switzerland).

28. Comparative Sociolinguistics: Sali Tagliamonte (University of York, England).

29. Language Death and Dying: Walt Wolfram (North Carolina State University, USA).

Index.

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