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Handbook of Language Variation and Change by J. K. Chambers
Book DescriptionThe Handbook of Language Variation and Change, written by a distinguished international roster of contributors, reflects the vitality and growth of the discipline in its multifaceted pursuits. It is a convenient, hand--held repository of the essential knowledge about the study of language variation and change. * Written by internationally recognized experts in the field. * Reflects the vitality and growth of the discipline. * Discusses the ideas that drive the field and is illustrated with empirical studies. * Includes explanatory introductions which set out the boundaries of the field and place each of the chapters into perspective.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405116923
(244mm x 167mm x 47mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author J. K. Chambers
Handbook of Language Variation and Change, Hardback (March 2012)
Reflecting a multitude of developments in the study of language change and variation over the last ten years, this extensively updated second edition features a number of new chapters and remains the authoritative reference volume on a core research area in linguistics.
Sociolinguistic Theory, Paperback (November 2008)
This revised edition of Sociolinguistic Theory brings together the most important descriptive and theoretical findings on linguistic variation and change.
Dialectology, Paperback (December 1998)» View all books by J. K. Chambers
As a comprehensive account of all aspects of dialectology this updated edition makes an ideal introduction to the subject.
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Author Biography - J. K. Chambers
J. K. Chambers is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Sociolinguistic Theory: Language Variation and Its Social Significance (second edition, Blackwell 2003), and co--author with Peter Trudgill of Dialectology (second edition, 1998), as well as other books and scores of articles. Peter Trudgill is Chair of English Linguistics at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He is author of Sociolinguistics: An Introduction to Language and Society (1996), and Dialects of England (second edition, Blackwell 1999), and co--editor with Laurie Bauer of Language Myths (1999). He is editor of Blackwell's Language in Society series. Natalie Schilling--Estes is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. She is co--author of Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks: The Story of the Ocracoke Brogue (1997) and American English (Blackwell 1998), both with Walt Wolfram.
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