Language Variation as Social Practice: The Linguistic Construction of Identity in Belten High / Edition 1

Language Variation as Social Practice: The Linguistic Construction of Identity in Belten High / Edition 1

by Penelope Eckert
ISBN-10:
0631186042
ISBN-13:
9780631186045
Pub. Date:
04/17/2000
Publisher:
Wiley

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Overview

Language Variation as Social Practice: The Linguistic Construction of Identity in Belten High / Edition 1

This volume provides an ethnographically rich account of sociolinguistic variation in an adolescent population.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631186045
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/17/2000
Series: Language in Society Series
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.80(d)

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.

Preface.

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.

References.

Index.

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