Socio-Historical Linguistics: Its Status and Methodology

Socio-Historical Linguistics: Its Status and Methodology

by Suzanne Romaine

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ISBN-13: 9780521112338
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/04/2009
Series: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics Series , #34
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Methodology and aims; 2. Methods for a sociolinguistic study of historical syntax; 3. The history of the relative clause/markers in English with special reference to Middle Scots; 4. The linguistic variable; 5. The extralinguistic variables: methods for the reconstruction of language in its social context; 6. Analysis of the data by two sociolinguistic techniques: cross-product analysis and implicational scaling; 7. Variable rule analysis of the data; 8. The bearing of sociolinguistic data on linguistic hypotheses; 9. On the epistemological status of sociolinguistic theory; Bibliography; Index.

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