Style and Sociolinguistic Variationby Penelope Eckert
Pub. Date: 11/28/2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The volume brings together leading experts from a range of disciplines to create a broad perspective on the study of style and variation in spoken language. The book discusses key approaches to stylistic variation, including such issues as attention paid to speech, audience design, identity construction, the corpus study of register, genre, distinctiveness and the anthropological study of style. Rigorous and engaging, this book will become the standard work on stylistic variation. It will be welcomed by students and academics in sociolinguistics, English language, dialectology, anthropology and sociology.
Table of Contents
Introduction John R. Rickford and Penelope Eckert; Part I. Anthropological Approaches: 1. 'Style' as distinctiveness: the culture and ideology of linguistic differentiation Judith T. Irvine; 2. Variety, style-shifting, and ideology Susan Ervin-Tripp; 3. The ethnography of genre in a Mexican market: form, function, variation Richard Bauman; 4. The question of genre Ronald Macaulay; Part II. Attention Paid to Speech: 5. The anatomy of style shifting William Labov; 6. A dissection of style shifting John Baugh; 7. Style and social meaning Penelope Eckert; 8. Zeroing in on multifunctionality and style Elizabeth Closs Traugott; Part III. Audience Design and Self-Identification: 9. Back in style: reworking audience design Allan Bell; 10. Primitives of a system for 'style' and 'register' Malcah Yaegar-Dror; 11. Language, situation and the relational self: theorising dialect-style in sociolinguistics Nikolas Coupland; 12. Couplandia and beyond Howard Giles; 13. Style and stylizing from the perspective of a non-autonomous sociolinguistics John R. Rickford; Part IV. Functionally Motivated Situational Variation: 14. Register variation and social dialect variation: re-examining the connection Edward Finegan and Douglas Biber; 15. Conversation, spoken language and social identity Lesley Milroy; 16. Style and the psycholinguistics of sociolinguistics: the logical problem of language variation Dennis R. Preston.
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