Style and Sociolinguistic Variation

Style and Sociolinguistic Variation

by Penelope Eckert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521591910

ISBN-13: 9780521591911

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521591911
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1540L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. 1Anthropological approaches
1"Style" as distinctiveness: the culture and ideology in linguistic differentiation21
2Variety, style-shifting, and ideology44
3The ethnography of genre in a Mexican market: form, function, variation57
4The question of genre78
Pt. 2Attention paid to speech
5The anatomy of style-shifting85
6A dissection of style-shifting109
7Style and social meaning119
8Zeroing in on multifunctionality and style127
Pt. 3Audience design and self-identification
9Back in style: reworking audience design139
10Primitives of a system for "style" and "register"170
11Language, situation, and the relational self: theorizing dialect-style in sociolinguistics185
12Couplandia and beyond211
13Style and stylizing from the perspective of a non-autonomous sociolinguistics220
Pt. 4Functionally motivated situational variation
14Register variation and social dialect variation: the Register Axiom235
15Conversation, spoken language, and social identity268
16Style and the psycholinguistics of sociolinguistics: the logical problem of language variation279
References305
Index338

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