The Handbook of Language Variation and Change / Edition 1

The Handbook of Language Variation and Change / Edition 1

by J. K. Chambers
     
 

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
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
832
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 2.01(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Introduction.

Studying Language Variation: An Informal Epistemology: J.K. Chambers.

Part I: Methodologies:.

Field Methods.

Introduction: Natalie Schilling-Estes.

1. Entering the Community: Field Work: Crawford Feagin.

2. Language with an Attitude: Dennis Preston.

3. Investigating Variation and Change in Written Documents: Edgar W. Schneider.

4. Inferring Variation and Change from Public Corpora: Laurie Bauer.

Evaluation.

Introduction: J.K. Chambers.

5. The Quantitative Paradigm: Robert Bayley.

6. Implicational Scales: John R. Rickford.

7. Instrumental Phonetics: Erik R. Thomas.

Part II: Linguistic Structure:.

Introduction: Natalie Schilling-Estes.

8. Variation and Phonological Theory: Arto Anttila.

9. Investigating Chain Shifts and Mergers: Matthew Gordon.

10. Variation and Syntactic Theory: Alison Henry.

11. Discourse Variation: Ronald Macaulay.

Part III: Social Factors:.

Time.

Introduction: Natalie Schilling-Estes.

12. Real and Apparent Time: Guy Bailey.

13. Child Language Variation: Julie Roberts.

14. Patterns of Variation, Including Change: J.K. Chambers.

Social Differentiation.

Introduction: Peter Trudgill.

15. Investigating Stylistic Variation: Natalie Schilling-Estes.

16. Social Class: Sharon Ash.

17. Sex and Gender in Variationist Research: Jenny Cheshire.

18. Ethnicity: Carmen Fought.

Domains.

Introduction: Peter Trudgill.

19. Language and Identity: Norma Mendoza-Denton.

20. The Family: Kirk Hazen.

21. Communities of Practice: Miriam Meyerhoff.

22. Social Networks: Lesley Milroy.

23. The Speech Community: Peter L. Patrick.

Part IV: Contact:.

Introduction: Peter Trudgill.

24. Space and Spatial Diffusion: David Britain.

25. Linguistic Outcomes of Language Contact: Gillian Sankoff.

26. Koineization and Accommodation: Paul Kerswill.

Part V: Language and Societies:.

Introduction: J.K. Chambers.

27. Linguistic and Social Typology: Peter Trudgill.

28. Comparative Sociolinguistics: Sali Tagliamonte.

29. Language Death and Dying: Walt Wolfram.

Index

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