This volume provides an ethnographically rich account of sociolinguistic variation in an adolescent population.
About the Author
Penelope Eckert is Professor of Linguistics at Stanford University and Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Research on Learning in Menlo Park, CA. She has also taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of Jocks and Burnouts (1989), editor of New Ways of Analyzing Sound Change (1991), and co-editor of The Cornell Lectures: Women in the Linguistic Profession (1990).
Table of Contents
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
Introduction: Variation and Agency.
Interpreting the Meaning of Variation.
The Social Order of Belten High.
Sociolinguistic Research in the School.
The Vocalic Variables.
Outline of Variation in Belten High.
We Are What We Do.
Friendships, Networks, and Communities of Practice.
Style, Social Meaning, and Sound Change.