Style and Sociolinguistic Variation by Penelope EckertStyle and Sociolinguistic Variation by Penelope Eckert

Style and Sociolinguistic Variation

EditorPenelope Eckert, John R. Rickford

Paperback | January 14, 2002

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The volume brings together leading experts from a range of disciplines to create a broad perspective on the study of style and variation in spoken language. The book discusses key approaches to stylistic variation, including such issues as attention paid to speech, audience design, identity construction, the corpus study of register, genre, distinctiveness and the anthropological study of style. Rigorous and engaging, this book will become the standard work on stylistic variation. It will be welcomed by students and academics in sociolinguistics, English language, dialectology, anthropology and sociology.
Title:Style and Sociolinguistic VariationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:360 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:January 14, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521597897

ISBN - 13:9780521597890

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Table of Contents

Introduction John R. Rickford and Penelope Eckert; Part I. Anthropological Approaches: 1. 'Style' as distinctiveness: the culture and ideology of linguistic differentiation Judith T. Irvine; 2. Variety, style-shifting, and ideology Susan Ervin-Tripp; 3. The ethnography of genre in a Mexican market: form, function, variation Richard Bauman; 4. The question of genre Ronald Macaulay; Part II. Attention Paid to Speech: 5. The anatomy of style shifting William Labov; 6. A dissection of style shifting John Baugh; 7. Style and social meaning Penelope Eckert; 8. Zeroing in on multifunctionality and style Elizabeth Closs Traugott; Part III. Audience Design and Self-Identification: 9. Back in style: reworking audience design Allan Bell; 10. Primitives of a system for 'style' and 'register' Malcah Yaegar-Dror; 11. Language, situation and the relational self: theorising dialect-style in sociolinguistics Nikolas Coupland; 12. Couplandia and beyond Howard Giles; 13. Style and stylizing from the perspective of a non-autonomous sociolinguistics John R. Rickford; Part IV. Functionally Motivated Situational Variation: 14. Register variation and social dialect variation: re-examining the connection Edward Finegan and Douglas Biber; 15. Conversation, spoken language and social identity Lesley Milroy; 16. Style and the psycholinguistics of sociolinguistics: the logical problem of language variation Dennis R. Preston.

Editorial Reviews

"The book is definitely the best integrative and comparative overview of sociolinguistic variation research available[...]The book definitely deserves to be put onto the required reading list for all directly involved in vernacular language programs, and especially those of us who see the importance of register studies for applied issues in literacy. On the whole, one gets much more out of this book than you could out of any average book on sociolinguistics, regardless of whether you work in language description, literacy, or translation." -Oliver Stegen, SIL International