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Tagliamonte, Sali A.

Variationist Sociolinguistics: Change, Observation, Interpretation

Tagliamonte, Sali A. - Variationist Sociolinguistics: Change, Observation, Interpretation, ebook

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Variationist Sociolinguistics: Change, Observation, Interpretation presents a comprehensive, intermediate level examination of Language Variation and Change, the branch of sociolinguistics concerned with linguistic variation in spoken and written language.
  • Represents the most up-to-date coverage of the history, developments, and methodologies of variationist sociolinguistics
  • Addresses all aspects of linguistic variation, including areas not usually covered in introductory texts, e.g. the phonological, morpho-syntactic, discourse/pragmatic
  • Outlines comparative sociolinguistic approach, data collection, methodological issues; and addresses state-of-the-art contemporary quantitative methods and statistical practice
  • Features cutting-edge research at an appropriate level to facilitate student learning
  • Engages students throughout with a variety of pedagogical features, including Mini Quizzes to test comprehension, extensive Exercises at the end of each chapter, the opportunity to do hands-on quantitative analysis of a never-before published data set, and Notes and Tips that offer insight into conducting sociolinguistic research. Extra materials and answers to the exercises are available at www.wiley.com/go/tagliamonte

Keywords: Sociolinguistics, language variation and change, language contact, dialect, speech communities, Labov

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2011
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Language in Society
Page amount
272 pages
Category
Languages
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781444344455
Printed ISBN
9781405135900

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