Observing and Analysing Natural Language: A Critical Account of Sociolinguistic Method / Edition 1

Observing and Analysing Natural Language: A Critical Account of Sociolinguistic Method / Edition 1

by Lesley Milroy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631136231

ISBN-13: 9780631136231

Pub. Date: 01/16/1991

Publisher: Wiley

Social networks — those informal and formal social relationships of which any human society is composed — are distinguished by their own patters of language use. Lesley Milroy is concerned with the manner in which patterns of linguisitic variation characterize particular groups (social and cultural, geographic, male and female) within a complex urban

Overview

Social networks — those informal and formal social relationships of which any human society is composed — are distinguished by their own patters of language use. Lesley Milroy is concerned with the manner in which patterns of linguisitic variation characterize particular groups (social and cultural, geographic, male and female) within a complex urban community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631136231
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/16/1991
Series:
Language in Society Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. Language, Class and Community.

2. Obtaining Data in the Speech Community: Major Principles.

3. Studying Language in teh Community: The Fieldworker and the Social Network.

4. The Social Context of Speech Events.

5. The Quantitative Analysis of Linguistic Data.

6. The Language of the Individual Speaker: Patterns of Variation and Network Structure.

7. Conclusions and Theoretical Implications.

Appendix.

References.

Index.

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