Sociolinguistic Variation: Critical Reflections by Carmen FoughtSociolinguistic Variation: Critical Reflections by Carmen Fought

Sociolinguistic Variation: Critical Reflections

EditorCarmen Fought

Hardcover | December 10, 2004

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Sociolinguistic Variation brings together a group of leading scholars in the field of language variation and change to address the directions that sociolinguistic research is taking in the new millennium. Among the main themes of the volume are the construction of identity, the nature of"place" as distinct from "community", and the role of attitudes in language variation. These themes are explored through a variety of types of data, from traditional sources such as narratives, to relatively new sources, such as postings on the Internet or television documentaries. Combining the voices of established scholars in the field with the perspectives of promising younger scholars this volume provides crucial guidance for anyone interested in doing research on sociolinguistic variation. Contributors include Guy Bailey, Penelope Eckert, Barbara Johnstone, WilliamLabov, Ronald Macaulay, Lesley Milroy, Dennis Preston, John Rickford, Gillian Sankoff, Natalie Schilling-Estes, Jan Tillery, and Walt Wolfram.
Carmen Fought is Professor of Linguistics at Pitzer College.
Title:Sociolinguistic Variation: Critical ReflectionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:230 pages, 6.18 × 9.41 × 1.1 inPublished:December 10, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195170393

ISBN - 13:9780195170399

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"An intelligent discussion of many of the overlooked issues and questions that have developed in contemporary sociolinguistics...The book covers a wide variety of specific topics...especially useful for initiating conversation and debate among graduate students and colleagues." --LinguistList