Sociolinguistics: Method and Interpretation / Edition 2

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Overview

Milroy and Gordon show how the research paradigm established by a few influential pioneers has been fruitfully expanded by new trends. Sociolinguistics considers issues of speaker selection and data collection; social dimensions of linguistic variation; syntactic and phonological variation; and style-shifting and code-switching. This book is a vital resource for helping readers design their research and evaluate the research of others.
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‘Milroy and Gordon give us the first comprehensive survey of research methods that takes in the breadth and scope of sociolinguistics as it has come to maturity. They relate analytic methods to research goals and always keep an eye on matters of interpretation and evaluation that give meaning to quantitative and statistical results. This book is a valuable resource not only for students but also for experienced researchers.’ J. K. Chambers, University of Toronto

‘Given the accelerating, visible growth of sociolinguistics, it is surprising that there are practically no books dedicated to methods. This is a welcome exception. But it is more than a discussion of techniques; it is firmly grounded in current sociolinguistic theory. The combination of an experienced fieldworker and analyst, and an up-and-coming scholar has resulted in one of the most useful texts in variation studies to be published in the last decade.’ Walt Wolfram, North Carolina State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631222255
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/10/2003
  • Series: Language in Society Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Lesley Milroy is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Michigan. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including Authority in Language (third edition, 1999) and Language and Social Networks (second edition, Blackwell 1987).

Matthew Gordon is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Missouri–Columbia. He is the author of Small-Town Values, Big-City Vowels: A Study of the Northern Cities Shift in Michigan (2001).

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Series Editor's Preface
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Sociolinguistics: Models and Methods 1
2 Locating and Selecting Subjects 23
3 Data Collection 49
4 Language Variation and the Social World: Issues in Analysis and Interpretation 88
5 Social Relationships and Social Practices 116
6 Investigating Phonological Variation 136
7 Beyond Phonology: Analyzing and Interpreting Higher Level Variation 169
8 Style-Shifting and Code-Switching 198
9 Epilogue 223
Notes 227
References 230
Index 257
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