Principles of Linguistic Change, Social Factors

Author: William Labov

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631179160

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

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This volume presents the long-anticipated results of several decades of inquiry into the social origins and social motivation of linguistic change. Written by one of the founders of modern sociolinguistics Features the first complete report on the Philadelphia project designed to establish the social location of the leaders of linguistic change Includes chapters on social class, neighborhood, ethnicity, gender, and social networks that delineate the leaders of linguistic change as women of the upper working class with a high density of interaction within their neighborhoods and a high proportion of weak ties outside of it

Principles of Linguistic Change, Cognitive and Cultural Factors

Author: William Labov

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405112158

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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Written by the world-renowned pioneer in the field of modern sociolinguistics, this volume examines the cognitive and cultural factors responsible for linguistic change, tracing the life history of these developments, from triggering events to driving forces and endpoints. Explores the major insights obtained by combining sociolinguistics with the results of dialect geography on a large scale Examines the cognitive and cultural influences responsible for linguistic change Demonstrates under what conditions dialects diverge from one another Establishes an essential distinction between transmission within the community and diffusion across communities Completes Labov?s seminal Principles of Linguistic Change trilogy

Principles of Linguistic Change, Social Factors

Author: William Labov

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631179160

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

View: 6876

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This volume presents the long-anticipated results of several decades of inquiry into the social origins and social motivation of linguistic change. Written by one of the founders of modern sociolinguistics Features the first complete report on the Philadelphia project designed to establish the social location of the leaders of linguistic change Includes chapters on social class, neighborhood, ethnicity, gender, and social networks that delineate the leaders of linguistic change as women of the upper working class with a high density of interaction within their neighborhoods and a high proportion of weak ties outside of it

Sociolinguistics

An International Handbook of the Science of Language and Society

Author: Ulrich Ammon

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110141894

Category: Sociolinguistics

Page: N.A

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Linguistic Variation and Change

Author: Scott F Kiesling

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688315

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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A comprehensive study of variation and change, including current debates in the area.

Anglia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English philology

Page: N.A

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Variationist Sociolinguistics

Change, Observation, Interpretation

Author: Sali A. Tagliamonte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444344455

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

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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

Dialect Contact and Identity

A Case Study of Exogamous Sui Clans

Author: James Norris Stanford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropological linguistics

Page: 638

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A handbook of varieties of English

a multimedia reference tool. Morphology and syntax

Author: Bernd Kortmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110175325

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1226

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The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics

Author: Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy,Juan Camilo Conde-Silvestre

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111825726X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

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Written by an international team of leading scholars, this groundbreaking reference work explores the nature of language change and diffusion, and paves the way for future research in this rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field. Features 35 newly-written essays from internationally acclaimed experts that reflect the growth and vitality of the burgeoning area of historical sociolinguistics Examines how sociolinguistic theoretical models, methods, findings, and expertise can be used to reconstruct a language's past in order to explain linguistic changes and developments Bridges the gap between the past and the present in linguistic studies Structured thematically into sections exploring: origins and theoretical assumptions; methods for the sociolinguistic study of the history of languages; linguistic and extra-linguistic variables; historical dialectology, language contact and diffusion; and attitudes to language

Introduction to Regional Englishes

Author: Joan C Beal

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748687262

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

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A description of regional varieties of British English, along with discussion of current research in dialectology/ variationist sociolinguistics.

The Variability of Current World Englishes

Author: Eugene Green,Charles F. Meyer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311039491X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

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This book explores through fresh detail and approaches unanticipated, heterogeneous dispersions of the English language world-wide. Through data collection, comparative analysis, and typological study, the book's chapters capture patterns that now affect established dialects and shape those recently emerging. From classroom to mature design, the volume sparks linguistic undertakings in the increasing complexities of communication.

The Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguistics

Author: Manuel Diaz-Campos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444393439

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 768

View: 8678

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This Handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of theoretical and descriptive research in contemporary Hispanic sociolinguistics. Offers the first authoritative collection exploring research strands in the emerging and fast-moving field of Spanish sociolinguistics Highlights the contributions that Spanish Sociolinguistics has offered to general linguistic theory Brings together a team of the top researchers in the field to present the very latest perspectives and discussions of key issues Covers a wealth of topics including: variationist approaches, Spanish and its importance in the U.S., language planning, and other topics focused on the social aspects of Spanish Includes several varieties of Spanish, reflecting the rich diversity of dialects spoken in the Americas and Spain

Contemporary Applied Linguistics Volume 2

Volume Two Linguistics for the Real World

Author: Li Wei,Vivian Cook

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441120750

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Written by internationally renowned academics, this volume provides a snapshot of the field of applied linguistics, and illustrates how linguistics is informing and engaging with neighbouring disciplines. Chapters in this second volume present an overview of new (and interdisciplinary) applications of linguistics to such diverse fields as economics, law, religion, tourism, media studies and health care. Both volumes represent the best of current practice in applied linguistics, and will be invaluable to students and researchers looking for an overview of the field.

Community and Communication

The Role of Language in Nation State Building and European Integration

Author: Sue Wright

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853594847

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 9893

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This book considers the issue of language in the European Union. Without a community of communication, the EU must remain a trading association run in an autocratic way by bilingual patrician technocrats; with a community of communication, the European Union could develop democratic structures and legitimacy and give meaning to its policies of free movement. How to achieve that community of communication is the biggest challenge facing Europe today.

British Pronoun Use, Prescription, and Processing

Linguistic and Social Influences Affecting 'They' and 'He'

Author: L. Paterson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137332735

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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This study considers the use of they and he for generic reference in post-2000 written British English. The analysis is framed by a consideration of language-internal factors, such as syntactic agreement, and language-external factors, which include traditional grammatical prescriptivism and the language reforms resulting from second-wave feminism.