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Title: Sociolinguistic Variation
Subtitle: Critical Reflections
Edited By: Carmen Fought
URL: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/?view=usa&ci=0195170393
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics
Description:

"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, William Labov, Ronald Macaulay, Lesley Milroy, Dennis Preston, John Rickford, Gillian Sankoff, Natalie Schilling-Estes, Jan Tillery, and Walt Wolfram.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195170393
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 230
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